Grace Safford is a writer and gardening enthusiast from a town in Vermont so small a few cartographers once confused it for a lake. She has been working at VCFA since 2020, first as the Institutional Advancement Assistant, then as the Communications & Engagement Coordinator, and now as the Publications & Communications Manager with the Office of Institutional Advancement.

In her work at VCFA, she is the editor of the annual alumnx magazine, in residence, and the coordinator behind the VCFA Stories series. She is a part of the class of 2025 in the VCFA MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program.

Grace is the Creator and Editor-in-Chief of COZY magazine. She’s previously worked with The Young Writers Project, The Mud Season Review, Books Ireland, and HarperCollins Children’s. Grace’s micro-chaps, short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in various publications. Her CNF story “We Ate Tupperware Meals in the Language of Grief” was published in the book What She’s Having (Dear Damsels Press, 2021), which The Guardian named one of the best food books of 2021. She is currently in the midst of drafting a young adult novel and a collection of middle grade graphic novel scripts.


BS - Professional Writing | Champlain College