About Sionnain

Sionnain Buckley is a writer, editor, and visual artist. Her fiction has appeared in Wigleaf, Foglifter, Porter House Review, New South, CutBank, and others. Her flash has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction, and won first place in Exposition Review‘s Flash 405 contest. She also occasionally writes essays, like this one at Autostraddle, and poems, like this one at Strange Horizons.

Sionnain holds an MFA in fiction from The Ohio State University, where she developed, as her thesis, a novel and a screenplay as an adapted pair. Previously, she served as an Associate Fiction Editor at The Journal, and an Art and Prose Editor at 3Elements Literary Review. She was a 2022 Anne LaBastille Memorial Writing Resident with the Adirondack Center for Writing, and a 2019 Rhinebeck Resident with The Seventh Wave. In December of 2023 she will be in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has worked as a curriculum developer in the Edtech sector, coordinated a literacy mentorship program, lived on a farm commune, wrangled chickens at a historic bed and breakfast, and worked as a live-in personal chef. She now lives with her partner in Columbus, Ohio.

Sionnain writing at the Crystal Cottage during the 2019 Rhinebeck Residency