about the girl

Hi, I’m Sarah. And I’m a writer.


Photo c/o Spencer Pickles

I’m from Edmonton, AB and like most people from Edmonton, AB I love the Edmonton Oilers and hate road construction. I write mostly creative nonfiction, mostly about my family, and they mostly don’t mind. I used to blog about being single but that was before I started my MFA at the University of Victoria and now I’m too busy trying to write a memoir to do anything else (except binge Forensic Files on Netflix).

I like to write about food, body positivity, mental health, travel and anything else that makes me wonder why. I like to read nonfiction stories about human survival, mountain climbing, and everyday life. I had a piece of flash CNF published on a coffee sleeve in Edmonton, but I used the phrases “perfect ass” and “breasts” and ended up getting censored. My flash story “Single and Looking” can be read online at Funicular Magazine. My short-short story “‘S’ is for Silence” was short-listed for the Wordsthaw Prize in 2017. And my personal essay “Negative Gynecology” was short-listed for the 2017 Room Creative Nonfiction Contest. I was also co-managing editor of brand new online literary magazine Saltern and you can read my short memoir “Faulty Transmission” there, if you want.

If you’re wanting to get in touch about writing and/or editing opportunities, drop me an email sarah.ac.hamill@me.com!