- Scavengers: Stories (2016)
- Strange Weather (2010)
- A Gram of Mars (2001)
Becky Hagenston was raised in Maryland. Hagenston attended Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1989. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona in 2000 and her Masters in English from New Mexico State University in 1997. She is currently a faculty member in Creative Writing and Fiction at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. She also serves as faculty editor and advisor to Jabberwock Review, a literary journal at Mississippi State University.
Her stories have been published in many journals including TriQuarterly, Shenandoah, The Crescent Review, Antietam Review, Folio, Press, Witness, and Carolina Quarterly.
Her short story collection, A Gram of Mars, was published in 1998 by Sarabande Books, and received the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and the 1999 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award.
Her play, Welcome to the Family, was produced by the Las Cruces Community Theater as part of its one-act play festival, and she won the 2001 Julia Peterkin Award for her short story entitled For a Living.
Strange Weather was the winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction in March 2010. Scavengers was the winner of the Permafrost Prize in Fiction in 2016.
Hagenston was a recipient of the O. Henry Award Prize for “The Upside-Down World”, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, a residency at Yaddo, among other honors.