Courtney E. Morgan

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Courtney E. Morgan received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she has also taught creative writing workshops for five years. Her collection of stories, The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman, was a semifinalist for the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize. Her writing has also been published in Pleiades, The Red Anthology, American Book Review, and others. She is a recipient of the Thompson Award for Western American Writing, and was longlisted for the Diana Woods Memorial Award at Lunch Ticket and Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Fiction. Courtney is the founder and managing editor of The Thought Erotic journal on sexuality and gender. She currently lives in Denver with her son and is working on her next novel. Photo credit: Glasswater Photography

Courtney E. Morgan's Published Work

  • The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman

    The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman

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Courtney gives acute and useful feedback in a way that is constructive and also kind. Her examples of short stories had a dual purpose of illuminating writing techniques and specific craft topics. She understood the work of myself and classmates on a deep, synthesized level, which made her feedback grounded and reliable.

Courtney E. Morgan's Articles

Lighthouse Blog

Let’s Talk About Sex…

May 25, 2018

Like action and dialogue, writing sex scenes can be extremely intimidating.

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Finding a Way Through

April 11, 2017

I was sitting in the middle of my living room, stacks of papers strewn out about me in a winding labyrinth—me at the