MFA, University of Colorado
BA, Emerson College
T. Stores is the author of three novels, Getting to the Point (Naiad, 1995), SideTracks (Naiad, 1996), and Backslide (Spinster’s Ink, 2008). Her work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies including Sinister Wisdom, Rock & Sling, Cicada, Out Magazine, MotherVerse, Blithe House Quarterly, Oregon Literary Review, Bloom Magazine, Earth’s Daughters, Blueline, Damselfly Press, SawPalm, The Mamas and the Papas, Best Lesbian Fiction, Literary Bohemian, and Writer’s Digest. Her work has been supported by grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the Barbara Deming Fund, and she was a resident at Bread Loaf and a scholar at The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. Stores is the winner of the 2009 Kore Press Short Fiction Award and nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “Frost Heaves,” the title piece of her collection of twelve linked stories set in southern Vermont. Another story from the collection, “Labyrinth,” was a winner in the 2010 Writer’s Digest Short Short Competition, and two other stories were finalists for the Fish Story Prize. An essay from her blog and collection of short essays about living in France was runner-up for the Orlando Prize in Creative Nonfiction from the A Room of Her Own Foundation. Her poems have been finalists in several competitions including the Vivienne Haigh-Wood Prize, sponsored by Melusine, or Woman in the 21st Century, the Orlando Prize for Poetry, and the Kudzu Magazine Poetry Prize. In 2010-11. Stores’s work in progress includes a collection of short fiction (Frost Heaves), a novel for young adults (Madman Days), a collection of essays and poetry from her sabbatical year in France (Strangers in the Village) and a new novel for adult readers (Ten Facial Types of Women).