Meagan Cass

Meagan Cass

Author of AcitvAmerica, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, Stories in Joyland, DIAGRAM, Hayden's Ferry Review, Mississippi Review, and more, Associate Professor of English at University of Illinois Springfield, Assistant Editor for Sundress Publications,

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Meagan Cass is a fiction writer, editor, and teacher who lives in St.Louis, MO. Her first book, ActivAmerica, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, judged by Claire Vaye Watkins, and was published in 2017 by UNT Press. She is author of the chapbook Range of Motion (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014) and her stories have appeared in DIAGRAM, Mississippi Review, Joyland, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. Her flash fiction was selected for SmokeLong Quarterly’s The Best of the First Ten Years anthology and the Wigleaf Top 50. Meagan holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. She is a board member for Sundress Publications, where she was fiction editor for Stirring, fiction coordinator for Best of the Net, and is currently co-founding editor and co-managing editor of Craft Chaps.