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Margaret Redmond Whitehead is a writer, researcher and editor based in Holyoke, Massachusetts. 

Her journalism work and nonfiction essays have appeared in Atavist Magazinethe Boston Globe, Transition Magazine, the Millions, Narratively, Joyland, Good Housekeeping (online), Hampshire Life Magazine, Reason Magazine, just femme & dandy (online), Tagg Magazine (online), the Independent Coast Observer, the Longridge Review, and Bedford + Bowery, and in the Lambda Literary anthology, Emerge

Her short story "Summer" won the 2018 Thomas Morton memorial Prize in Literary Excellence in Fiction from the Puritan. Her fiction has additionally been published in the Normal School, Heavy Feather and the Nottingham Review. 

A 2017 Literary Journalism Fellow at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, she was also a Lambda Literary Fellow in 2018 and a 2017 Finalist for the Richard J. Margolis Award. 

Before earning her MA in Literary Reportage from New York University, she worked as a refugee resettlement caseworker at the International Rescue Committee in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin.

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