Jasmine Sawers is a writer, editor, and educator originally from Buffalo, New York.
Following her undergraduate studies, she served in Peace Corps Philippines teaching English as a second language at a secondary school in Hilongos, Leyte. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University, where she served as associate fiction editor for Indiana Review and instructor of creative writing and elementary composition. Her work has been supported by the Andrew Bergman Scholarship, the Portia Dunham Award, and the Neal-Marshall Fellowship.
In 2014, she won the NANO Prize for her piece of flash fiction, "The Weight of the Moon." Read NANO Fiction's interview with her here.
In 2012, she won the Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest for her short story, "The Culling."
Since 2014, she has lived in Lexington, Kentucky, where she serves as prose editor for Osedax Press. She also works at the Lexington Public Library and tutors school-age children in reading and writing at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.
She is currently at work on a novel.
Photo by Chelsea Bordonaro, 2017