- Strange Weather (2010)
- A Gram of Mars (2001)
Becky Hagenston grew up in Maryland. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona and her Masters in English from New Mexico State University in Spring 2000. She is currently a faculty member in Creative Writing at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. She also serves as faculty editor/advisor to Jabberwock Review.
Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, including TriQuarterly, Shenandoah, The Crescent Review, Antietam Review, Folio, Press, Witness, and Carolina Quarterly. She has received an O. Henry Award and a Bread Loaf Scholarship. 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.