Shannon Sanders is a writer and attorney. She was selected as a 2020 winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Prize for Emerging Writers (judged by Tracy O'Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth) for her short story "The Good, Good Men," which appeared in Puerto del Sol's Black Voices series and was later reprinted in Best Debut Short Stories 2020. Her short fiction has appeared in many publications, including One Story, TriQuarterly, Joyland, Electric Literature,SLICE, and Strange Horizons. Shannon was a finalist for One Story's 2019 inaugural Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship. She was selected for, and workshopped at, One Story's Summer Writers Conference under Will Allison, StoryStudio Chicago's StoryBoard conference under Danielle Evans, and CRIT under Tony Tulathimutte. She lives near Washington, DC with her husband and three sons. She is at work on a novel.