Sally Bellerose is the author of The Girls Club. The manuscript won the Bywater Prize for Fiction, the Rick Demarinis Award, the Writers at Work Award and an NEA Fellowship. Excerpts have been published in Sinister Wisdom, The Sun, The Best of Writers at Work, Cutthroat, and Quarterly West. The Girls Club was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, a Golden Crown Literary Award, the Bellwether Prize, and an NEA fellowship.
Sally is working on her second novel Fishwives. Several chapters of Fishwives have been published as short stories. The title story won the Saints and Sinners Fiction award. A chapter from this Yankee girl’s book was chosen by Dorothy Alison to appear in Walking the Edge – A Southern Gothic Anthology, 2016.
Sally has been working on Fishwives far too long and will be in a bad mood if she doesn’t have a clean draft damn soon. Sally claims Fishwives is about old women behaving badly. Inspiration for the book came from her spouse, her beloved friends and especially her mother Alice Irene.
Sally loves to make pancakes with her granddaughter.
In her writing, she loves to mess with rhythm, rhyme, and awkward emotion. She is also drawn to humor and transcendence. She writes about class, sex, sexuality, gender, illness, absurdity, and lately, growing old.
Her poetry has been widely published and is featured in Lady Business, Sibling Rivalry Press.