Chad Simpson

Knox College 2 E. South St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 341-7408

Author's Bio

Chad Simpson is the author of Tell Everyone I Said Hi, chosen by Jim Shepard as winner of the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and published in October 2012 by the University of Iowa Press. His work has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly, Esquire, The Rumpus, The Sun, Crab Orchard Review, and many other print and online publications. He has received a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference and a work-study ("waiter") scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. The recipient of a $7,000 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, he has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes. He lives in Monmouth, Illinois, and teaches at Knox College, where he is an Associate Professor of English.

Publications and Prizes

Tell Everyone I Said Hi
(University of Iowa Press, 2012)
24 Bar Blues: Two Dozen Tales of Bars, Booze, and the Blues
(Press 53, 2013)
, New Stories from the Midwest 2011
(Indiana University Press, 2013)
, You Must Be This Tall To Ride: Contemporary Writers Take You Inside The Story
(Writers Digest Books, 2009)
American Short Fiction, Avery Anthology, Barrelhouse, Bull: Men's Fiction, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Gulf Stream, Hobart, McSweeney's, Midwestern Gothic, Moon Milk Review, Necessary Fiction, New South, Opium Magazine, Sycamore Review, The Collagist, The Rumpus, The Sun, Wigleaf
Prizes Won: 
2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award, University of Iowa Press. Tennessee Williams Scholarship, Sewanee Writers' Conference. Work-Study Scholarship, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Individual Artist Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council. Honorable Mention, Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest.

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Fiction Writer
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Adults, At Risk Youth, Homeless people, Mentally Ill, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Logansport, IN
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Last updated: Mar 05, 2013