Work samples

  • New Rochelle

    Excerpt from short story “New Rochelle,” part of Sarah Berger’s 2023 University of Baltimore MFA thesis collection The Magic Tampon Machine and Other Stories

  • Esther and Mrs. Cohen

    Excerpt from forthcoming novel, set at a midwestern college in 1965.

  • Esther and George

    Excerpt of forthcoming novel

About Sarah

Baltimore City

Sarah Berger is a writer, teacher, editor, maker, and classical singer. She’s a graduate of Oberlin College and the Peabody Conservatory, and although she's been soprano-ing for the last 20 years, she recently completed an MFA in creative writing and publishing arts at the University of Baltimore, for which she produced a thesis collection entitled The Magic Tampon Machine and Other Stories. She won University of Baltimore's 2023 "Plork" award for exceptional creativity.… more

The Magic Tampon Machine and Other Stories

University of Baltimore MFA Thesis Collection for degree awarded May 2023

  • The Magic Tampon Machine and Other Stories
    The Magic Tampon Machine and Other Stories
  • The Magic Tampon Machine and Other Stories
    The Magic Tampon Machine and Other Stories
  • "Out of Gas" Excerpt

I'm Just Here to Eat the Bruises

Short story "I'm Just Here to Eat the Bruises" published in Passengers Journal (www.passengersjournal.com), and in Passengers Journal Anthology: The First Words 2020-2021.

  • I'm Just Here to Eat the Bruises
    I'm Just Here to Eat the Bruises

    Short story "I'm Just Here to Eat the Bruises" published in Passengers Journal (www.passengersjournal.com), and in Passengers Journal Anthology: The First Words 2020-2021.

  • I'm Just Here to Eat the Bruises
    I'm Just Here to Eat the Bruises

    Short story "I'm Just Here to Eat the Bruises" published in Passengers Journal Anthology First Words 2020-2021

"Looking Up" and "Afterlife"

"Looking Up," a 700-word essay published in Cleaver Magazine (www.cleavermagazine.com) and "Afterlife," an essay published in Prometheus Dreaming (www.prometheusdreaming.com)

  • Afterlife
    Afterlife

    Essay "Afterlife," page 1, published on www.prometheusdreaming.com.

  • Afterlife Page 2
    Afterlife Page 2

    Essay "Afterlife," page 2, published on www.prometheusdreaming.com

  • Afterlife Page 3
    Afterlife Page 3

    Essay "Afterlife," page 3, published on www.prometheusdreaming.com

  • Afterlife Page 4
    Afterlife Page 4

    Essay "Afterlife," page 4, published on www.prometheusdreaming.com

  • Afterlife Page 5
    Afterlife Page 5

    Essay "Afterlife," page 5, published on www.prometheusdreaming.com

  • "Looking Up," 700-word essay by Sarah Berger published in Cleaver Magazine (www.cleavermagazine.com)
    "Looking Up," 700-word essay by Sarah Berger published in Cleaver Magazine (www.cleavermagazine.com)

    "Looking Up," 700-word essay by Sarah Berger published in Cleaver Magazine (www.cleavermagazine.com)

  • Looking Up
    Looking Up

    Looking Up, 700-word essay by Sarah Berger published in Cleaver Magazine (www.cleavermagazine.com)