Apryl Lee's short stories and essays have been published or are forthcoming at Joyland Magazine, The New Orleans Review, Keyhole Press, Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, Underwater New York, Hadwritten Works, and The Feminist Breeder. She is the co-founder and host of Halfway There: a reading series in Montclair, NJ. Her screenplays and films have been selected for festivals including the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, New Filmmakers at Anthology Film Archives, the IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Conference, and as a finalist for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriter’s Lab.
She teaches sceenwriting at Seton Hall University and for Montclair Film, and is an MFA graduate of the fiction writing program at Sarah Lawrence College. She has just completed her first book, a collection of connected stories, currently seeking representation.
Lee grew up on the Southern beaches of New Jersey and now, lives with her husband, son, cats, and some fish in Northern New Jersey. Basically, she is very Jersey, but absolutely not in a bad, “Real Housewives” way.