Omaria Sanchez Pratt (she/they) is a black queer writer from North Carolina. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Kentucky where she was a recipient of the 2018 Nikky Finney Fellowship.
She writes about the South, Black girlhood, sexuality, and the working class and hopes to continue the legacy of Black feminist writers who make known the importance of writing marginalized communities and how much they’ve shaped the country.
Omaria has been published in Story Magazine and the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, where she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She brings a varied work experience from her time as an intern with The Moth and The Center for Fiction, editor of New Limestone Review, and teaching fellow at the Community College of Philadelphia. Omaria also enjoys baking in her free time and nature hikes.