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Sofia Mostaghimi is a Toronto-based fiction writer, editor, and educator. She was born in Sherbrooke, Qc., to a Québécoise mother and an Iranian father, and raised in Mississauga,  Ont., where she mastered the art of hanging out in Tim Horton's parking lots. She is currently the managing Fiction Editor at Broken Pencil Magazine, and holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. From 2013 to 2015, she was also Fiction Curator for the Emerging Writer's Reading Series in 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