Sonal Champsee’s short fiction and essays have been published by magazines such as The New Quarterly, Ricepaper, and Literary Mama. She was a finalist for the Writer’s Union of Canada’s 2017 Emerging Writers Short Prose contest, and has had a play produced by Prathidhwani Drama Wing in Seattle. Sonal holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and has studied writers such as with Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Sarah Selecky, Zsuzsi Gartner and Jessica Westhead. She served on the prose editorial board for PRISM International for five years, and is a creative writing instructor for Sarah Selecky’s Writing School. Sonal lives in Toronto.
- “The Deciding Problem”, The New Quarterly (forthcoming)
- “The Five Year Plan”, Through Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. (Dundurn. Edited by Allison McDonald Ace, Caroline Starr & Arial Ng Bourbonnais.) Forthcoming January 2019. Excerpt published in Today’s Parent.
- “Deceptively Still”, the /temz/ review, Issue 5, November 2018
- “Coconut Oil”, Agnes and True, November 2017
- “Solvable Problems”, The New Quarterly, Issue 137
- “Tulips”, Literary Mama, October 2015
- “After 1964”, Ricepaper, Issue 20.1
- “How I Started the Margaret Atwood Revolution”, Hippocampus Magazine, November 2014
- “The Wedding”, Friend. Follow. Text.: #storiesFromLivingOnline. (Enfield & Wizenty. Edited by Shawn Syms.), October 2013
Awards / Contests
- “Coconut Oil”, nominated by Agnes and True, Journey Prize 2018
- “The Deciding Problem”, finalist, The Writers Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers 2017
- “Solvable Problems”, finalist, Thomas Morton Memorial Prize 2014
- “Everything But The Paper”, shortlisted, Nightwood Theatre’s National Play Reading series, as part of Groundswell 2014/15.
- “Tulips”, shortlisted, The Star Short Story Contest 2012
- “The Landlord Play”, staged reading at REPRESENT! A Multicultural Playwrights Festival in Seattle, WA (November 2018)
- “Everything But the Paper”, premiered in Seattle, WA in September 2014
- “Everything But The Paper”, will be featured in a staged reading at REPRESENT! A Multicultural Playwrights Festival at ACTTheatre in Seattle WA. (November 2013)
- Interview with Jessica Westhead, PRISM International, November 2017
- Interview: Following Your Bliss, the e-Interview from Sarah Ojamae
- Nathan Burgoine reviews my short story “The Wedding” from the anthology Friend. Follow. Text.: #storiesFromLivingOnline
- Kim McCullough spotlights me (and some very fine writers) as one of Five Writers to Watch
- Sarah Selecky spotlights me as a featured student