Deeply touched by your work and journey.

Honors & Awards

2018 Best of the Net Nomination for “There is No Manual For This” in L'Éphémère Review, Issue 7

2018 Pushcart Nomination for "Beyond the garden of dreams" in Varnish, Issue 1 (journal has closed)

Winner (for Wandering through Walgreens), Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by Old Fox Books in Annapolis, MD - 2017 (not published)

Honorable Mention for "The Right Fit" - 2017 Essay & Short Story Contest, Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine (not published)

2017 Pushcart Nomination for "The ologies" in Touch: The Journal of Healing, Volume 20

Five pieces published as the Editor's Choice items in Touch: The Journal of Healing, Volume 20

Winner, Frederick Magazine Short Story Fiction Contest, 2015


Absolutely beautiful

Two poems (Auric leviathan and Awakening), in Silkworm, Issue 11, October 2018 (print only)

Poem - Over her shoulder, in The Daily Abuse anthology, October 2018 (print only)

Poem - The eyes of a stranger, in Quiet Storm, Issue 1, October 2018

You, who knows how to weave 26 letters into masterpieces, are again, leaving me with no words.
Great stuff

Poem - The cutting, in Minnie’s Diary: A Southern Literary Review, Issue 1, October 2018 (print only)

Poem - Watching, to know love, in Minnie’s Diary: A Southern Literary Review, Issue 1, October 2018 (print only)

Poem - Squeezed, in Nixes Mate, Issue 9, October 2018

Poem - Produce, in Nixes Mate, Issue 9, October 2018

Poem - Scratch, in StoryNews, October 2018

Essay - Our Better Angels, in Crossing Class: The Invisible Wall anthology, September 2018 (print only)

I love this!
Beautiful, brave, honest, and necessary.
Your story brings a voice and light for many.
Beautifully written and profoundly brave.
Your writing and your spirit are both powerful and magnificent.
I so appreciate your authenticity and openness in sharing this.

Poem - The orchard, in A Restricted View From Under The Hedge, Issue 2, July 2018 (print only)

Essay - Watchwoman, in Blanket Sea, July 2018 (Reprinted in the 2018 I AM STRENGTH anthology)

You are a stunning writer and all around strong human.

Poem - Half the light, in Poetry Leaves: Volume 3, June 2018 (print only) - Check out this neat public art project in Michigan where poems hang from trees: http://www.poetry-leaves.com

Essay - The Purse, in Bird's Thumb, June 2018 issue

I love this so much
Wonderful work
Your poems are so powerful and a journey into your life. Beautiful!

Short Story - Ghost Tours, in the Twisted anthology from Medusa's Laugh Press, 2018 (print only)

Poem - Washing dishes by hand after midnight, in Sin Fronteras / Writers Without Borders, Issue 22, 2018 (print only)

Essay - Is It Legal Yet?, in Hektoen International, January 2018

Your strength despite all your struggles is inspirational, I love reading your work!
Absolutely beautiful!!
You are such a creative, inspirational person. Your honesty about your health enables others to be healthy about their own pain.
You are so right that love is often expressed in small gestures.
So romantic!
made my heart burst wide open

Essay - Beatitudes, in Souvenir, Fall issue, December 2017

Essay - Mail Call, in Crux Magazine, Issue 1, December 2017 (print only/digital purchase)

This gave me goosebumps!

Poem - Prey, in Wolf Warriors 4: Wolves of Light and Darkness, November 2017 (print only charity anthology)

Poem - View from the root cellar, in Turtle Island Quarterly, Issue 13, November 2017

A thousand hearty AMENs to this article. And thank you for writing it. ❤️

Poem - Beyond the Garden of Dreams, in Varnish, Issue 1, October 2017 (journal closed)

Such good and creativity emanating from your suffering.
Absolutely beautiful.”
”Sing it, shout it Sister.”
”I don’t even have words. Just sweet salty tears.
Love this!
A powerful poem, Sarah. We are crying with you.

Creative Nonfiction - Calling Out, in Man in the Street Magazine, Issue 1, July 2017 (journal is closed)


Poem - Content to Live in My Imagination, in Slamchop, July 2017

Poem - The Whispered Children, in Delphinium, June 2017 (print journal only)

Poem - Fences, in Outcast Poetry, June 2017 (journal is closed)

Poem - What do we hear, in Sapphix Magazine, Issue 1, Summer 2017


Poem - Evisceration, in Sapphix Magazine, Issue 1, Summer 2017

Poem - On Being Childless, in The Fem Literary Magazine, June 2017 (journal is defunct)

Mind blown!

Short Story - Let It Rain, in Halfway Down the Stairs, Homeward Issues, March 2017

Poem - Contemplating the detritus of chronic illness, in What Fresh Witch Is This?, Issue 2 (journal is closed)

I love the fire in this!
loved this
just wow
Wow, Sarah. . . there are so many of us who [are] not able to put words to it — but then, you do, for all of us. Thank you.
Holy shit, that was amazing. . . I continue to be in awe of your bravery and eloquence.
The way you weave words together touches the soul

Poem - Loved Be, in descant, Volume 55 (print only journal)

Beautifully written and so moving.
You are brave, strong & tenacious!
your work is so strong, touching, and beautiful
So incredible! We are so proud of you and your spirit!
I hope you find as much inspiration in her words as I did when she faced adversity and with the help of her wife and her caregivers, came out stronger on the other side.

Poem - a new found land, in Rabbit, Issue 19 (print only journal)

I want to hang this in my office.

Creative nonfiction - Voicemail, in Bacopa, Volume 7 (print only journal)

another fine, bold piece. . .
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Poem - The Learned, in The Phoenix Soul, September 2015 (subscription only)

A very powerful message
Sarah Bigham is a mystery. A wonderful writer in both prose and poetry, but damnit she’s a mystery.
— Justin Hilliard, Editor, The Chaotic Review

Creative Nonfiction - Invisible Destruction, in Dulcet Quarterly, August 2016 (journal is now defunct)

Brilliantly written

Poem - Syndromes and Lies, in Melancholy Hyperbole, July 2016

Poem - Momma, in Melancholy Hyperbole, July 2016

Flash Fiction - Preaching to the lost, in Halo, July 2016 - page 31 (journal is now defunct)

Sarah, this is beautiful, exultant, touching . . .

Poem - Of Creativity Lost and Found, in Dying Dahlia Review, June 2016

Poem - uh-nee-mee-uh, in Snapdragon: Journal of Arts and Healing, June 2016 (subscription only)

Beautiful story. Thank you for the gift of it!
I loved this essay.
Sarah, your essay—both in content and style—is amazing. After reading it, I looked at my life and wondered what, if anything, I have done to help others. . . If only everyone followed your beautiful, brave example . . . !
Thank you, Sarah, for your pain and risk.
Powerful, terrifying, and heartbreaking.
. . .such a wonderful writing style. . .
This piece is both beauty and truth. Gorgeous❤️
“...You echo the frustration of every person with illness and chronic pain.”
Made me think. Made me dwell. Language!
Taking my breath away.

*All quotes on this page taken from website responses to Sarah's posts, writing, etc.