Sandra K. Barnidge is a writer in the Deep South. Her work interweaves travel, folklore, history, and politics, and she’s drawn to stories about offbeat places, noble causes, and people who do amazing things. True to her Midwestern roots, her style is understated yet layered.

Sandra was recently named a finalist in the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. She’s an MFA student in the experimental creative writing program at the University of Alabama, and she holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. Her fiction can be found in Nimrod International Journal, Allegory Ridge, Heron Tree, Psychopomp Magazine, and a forthcoming anthology from the Center for Imagination at Arizona State. Her nonfiction is published in Atlas Obscura, BRAVA Magazine, Discovery, Verge Magazine, and elsewhere.

Sandra is a regular contributor to the award-winning On Wisconsin, the largest-circulation alumni magazine in the country. She’s also a contract editor for Borgo Publishing and a consultant for Commetta Communications and Oak PhilanthropyPhoto by Dina Lee