Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt left her hometown in Southern Ontario for Montreal in her early twenties, after stints in New Zealand, India, and Mexico. She has worked as a tree planter, community organizer, support worker, and server, and currently works as a freelance writer and English/ESL teacher. Carly holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Guelph and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.
Her writing has appeared in Journey Prize Stories 30, Maisonneuve, THIS Magazine, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, PRISM international, Prairie Fire, Room, Riddle Fence, Plenitude, Matrix, and elsewhere. She won first place in the Humber Literary Review’s Emerging Writers Fiction Contest in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Prize in 2017. She is currently at work on her first novel.
Carly is a member of The Writer’s Union of Canada (TWUC) and the Quebec Writers Federation (QWF).