Meagan Cass’s first full-length collection, ActivAmerica, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and is forthcoming in November 2017 from 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, SmokeLong Quarterly, Joyland, and Puerto del Sol, among other places.
An Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois Springfield, she is co-curator of the Shelterbelt Reading Series and an editor for Shelterbelt books, a literary press focused on mentorship and community building. She also serves as assistant editor for Sundress Publications. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. She lives in St. Louis, MO.