Meagan Cass’s first full-length collection, ActivAmerica, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction 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, SmokeLong Quarterly, Joyland, and Puerto del Sol, among other places.
An Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois Springfield, she is co-curator of the Shelterbelt Reading Series and 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.