Sarah Beth Childers


Address: Morrill 109E
Phone: 405-744-6226

Assistant Professor
MFA, West Virginia University

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Creative Nonfiction and Fiction

Recent Upper Division & Graduate Courses Taught

  • Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Seminar in Creative Nonfiction
  • Studies Creative Nonfiction

Selected Publications


Shake Terribly the EarthOhio University Press, 2013.

Journal Publications:

"An Infestation." Colorado Review. Forthcoming.

"Beagle in the Road." Superstition Review. Forthcoming.

"Low." Green Briar Review. Forthcoming.

"Grateful." Beautiful Things. 25 Sept. 2017.

"A Hobo Like Me." Quiddity. 10.1. 2017.

"Things Sad People Shouldn't Have." Pank 10.4. July-Aug. 2015.

"Chariot's a-Comin'." Gravel. May 2015.

"Portraits within Portraits." Guernica Daily. 30 April 2015.

"Ghost Siblings." Beside the Point. Fall 2014. 

"Ten Years Ago." Brevity. Winter 2014.

"Shorn." Wigleaf: (Very) Short Fiction. 24 Sept. 2012.

"Dear Wigleaf: Under the Night Heron Tree." Wigleaf: (Very) Short Fiction. 24 Sept. 2012.

"Boat Stories: Three Generations." Tusculum Review 7 (2011): 175-184.

"Garbage-Bag Charity." SNReview 10.2 (Summer 2008).

"Red Ribbon." Paddlefish (2008): 18-21.

Anthology Publications:

"Beaver Pond." Where the Sweet Water Flows: Contemporary Appalachian Nature Writing. Ed. Jessica Corey. Forthcoming.

"Ten Years Ago." Love and Profanity: A Collection of True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, Concise, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life. Ed. Nick Healy. North Mankato, MN: Switch Press, 2015: 128-131.

Honors & Offices

  • 2009-2010 Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University
  • Cimarron Review Editor of Nonfiction