About

I’m a fiction writer, enthusiasm enthusiast, and citizen of the publishing industry. I live in Brooklyn, but I used to live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I got my MFA. Originally I’m from West Virginia. Pretty much all of my short stories are about West Virginia, Russian immigrants, or angsty queer girls, and sometimes they’re about all of those things at once.

I published a chapbook of poetry in 2012. I’ve published poetry in the Pittsburgh City Paper, Collision Literary Magazine, and Three Rivers Review; that last one was reprinted as a short story in Plain China. My fiction has appeared in The Rumpus, Gravel, and Bartleby Snopes. For one brief and glorious year, I was co-editor-in-chief of the University of Pittsburgh’s Hot Metal Bridge. Right now I read for One Story and write for Publishing Trends and Publishing Trendsetter.

I also tell really bad jokes. The worst. Sometimes even my dad doesn’t laugh at them.

If you want to get in touch with me, send an email to nina.sabak(at)gmail.com or tweet @ninasabak.

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