Sonja Vitow graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in French Language and Literature, and minors in Spanish and German Languages and Literatures. She also has her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College.  Sonja began writing poetry and fiction in the first grade. The previous delay had been not being able to read or write.

She began editing literary magazines as a teenager, most prominently her high school’s literary magazine, The Corinthian, a club she ran on days when the Scrabble Club was not meeting. At GW, she was editor-at-small of le culte du moi with Knicknackery co-editor Keren Veisblatt Toledano. 

Her work has appeared in The Weekly Rumpus, Gulf Coast, Carve, Cream City Review, NANO Fiction, Smokelong Quarterly, Safety Pin Review, Meadowland Review, Punchnel’s, and WordsApart Magazine. She is also the recipient of the 2013 Emerson College Graduate Poetry Award and American Academy of Poets Prize, and was the runner-up in Zoetrope: All-Story's 2013 Short Fiction Contest.  She can be found at

 Sonja’s favorite knickknacks include her grandmother’s Buddha, a pebble-sized porcelain doll from her childhood, and a prolific rubber duck collection. 

Photograph by Magan Bell