Sandell Morse's essay, "Circling My Father," won the Michael Steinberg essay prize and is featured in the current issue of Fourth Genre, Spring, 2011. Her essay, "This is Blood," is in Twelve Breaths A Minute: End of Life Essays, recently published by SMU Press. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many literary magazines including Ploughshares, New England Review and Green Mountains Review. Her work has been anthologized in Surviving Crisis: Twenty Prominent Authors Write About Events That Shaped Their Lives and in Dutiful Daughters, Caring For Our Parents As the Grow Old.
Morse had been awarded fellowships and scholarships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has been a finalist for the New Letters Dorothy Churchill Cappon Essay Award and a finalist in the Ploughshares Robie Macauley Fellowship Award.