Meagan Cass’s debut full-length story collection, ActivAmerica, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize and is forthcoming in November 2017. She is author of the chapbook Range of Motion (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014). Her stories have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, Joyland Magazine, and Puerto del Sol, among other places.
She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she is co-curator of the Shelterbelt Reading Series and an editor for Shelterbelt books. She also serves as assistant editor for Sundress Publications. Over the last ten years, she has done editorial work for a range of national literary journals, including Stirring, Harpur Palate, and Rougarou, of which she is a founding editor. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana Lafayette.