Her story "While Surrounded by Water" won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award and "Us Hungarians received second place in the Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest. Stefanie's short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in literary magazines, anthologies and journals including The Chattahoochee Review, Mid-American Review, Witness,Western Humanities Review,Sou'wester, Quarterly West, The Florida Review, Night Train, American Literary Review and Edge.
Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times and
has been included in the Best Small Fictions of 2015.
She is also the author of the chapbook MOTEL, a short story told
in flashes paired with photography by Sarah Black (Bannock
Stefanie received the Kathy Fish Fellowship from SmokeLong
Quarterly, was a Writer-In-Residence for Necessary Fiction, and is
the previous Fiction Editor of the Los Angeles Review.
Stefanie holds an MFA from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts.
She was born and raised in Wisconsin and currently lives near a
river (but not near enough) somewhat close to the Northwest coast.