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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. She’s currently based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as she pursues an MFA in creative writing at the University of Alabama.

Sandra was named a finalist in the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers, and her fiction can be found in Nimrod International Journal, Allegory Ridge, Heron Tree, Psychopomp Magazine, and elsewhere. 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, and a copy editor for Newfound. Her personal travel blog is available here.