Meagan Cass

Fiction Writer, Editor, Associate Professor

Meagan Cass is a fiction writer, editor, and teacher who lives in St.Louis, MO. Her first full-length collection, 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 (2014) and her stories have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, 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.

Meagan holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a PhD 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 with Amy Sayre Baptista. She teaches courses in creative writing, literary activism, and independent publishing, 20th/21st century American literature, and composition, among others, at the University of Illinois at Springfield.