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Sofia Mostaghimi is a Toronto-based fiction writer, editor, and educator. Born in Sherbrooke, Québec., to a Québécoise mother and an Iranian father, she grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, where she mastered the art of hanging out in Tim Horton's parking lots. Most recently, her story Desperada was long-listed for the 2018 Journey Prize, and her story “The Day You Were Born” appeared in The Unpublished City, which was short-listed for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards. She is currently the managing Fiction Editor at Broken Pencil Magazine and holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto.

She likes to write about places, spaces, and the people that mark them and are marked by them. She is currently working on completing a novel, Desperada, of which you can read an excerpt here

For questions or other inquiries, she can be reached by e-mail at or follow her on Twitter @sofiamosta

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