Meagan Cass’s first full-length collection, ActivAmerica, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, judged by Claire Vaye Watkins, and was published in November 2017 by UNT Press. She is author of the chapbook Range of Motion (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014) and her stories have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, PANK, Joyland, and Puerto del Sol, among other places. Her flash fiction was chosen by Dan Chaon for the Wigleaf Top 50 Flash Fictions of 2012, and was selected for SmokeLong Quarterly’s The Best of the First Ten Years anthology.

An Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois Springfield, she is founder and curator of the Shelterbelt Reading Series, and assistant editor and board member for Sundress Publications, an independent literary press and residency program based out of Knoxville, TN. She lives in St. Louis, MO.