Lori A May

Seattle, WA

Author's Bio

Lori A. May writes across the genres, road-trips half the year, and drinks copious amounts of coffee. She freelances for magazines including The Atlantic, The Writer, and Writer’s Digest. Her reviews have appeared in journals such as the Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, New Orleans Review, and Los Angeles Review. Lori’s editorial roles have included working with Kaylie Jones Books (an imprint of Akashic Books), Creative Nonfiction, and other independent presses. She is also the founding editor of Poets’ Quarterly. Lori is a graduate of the Wilkes University MFA program. She teaches in the University of King’s College creative nonfiction MFA program (Halifax NS) and is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and residencies across North America. Visit her at www.loriamay.com.

Publications and Prizes

Moving Target
(Silhouette, 2008)
, Square Feet
(Accents Publishing, 2014)
, The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students
(Continuum, 2011)
, The Profiler
(Silhouette, 2005)
, The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & the Writing Life
(Bloomsbury USA, 2014)
Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems
(Accents Publishing, 2011)
, Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction
(Multilingual Matters, 2015)
, Spirit of Humanity
(Artists for a Better World, 2007)
, The Future Looks Bright
(InnerSurf Publishing, 2006)
, Van Gogh's Ear: The Celebrity Edition
(French Connection Press, 2006)
1966, Aesthetica Magazine, Border Crossing, Brevity, Caper Literary Journal, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Creative Nonfiction, Hippocampus Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, New Mirage Journal, Passages North, Phoebe, Qarrtsiluni, Ragazine, Ramshackle Review, Red Fez, Renaissance City, RKVRY Quarterly, Steel Toe Review, Smoking Poet, Writer, Tipton Poetry Journal, Two Review, Willows Wept Review, Writer's Digest
Prizes Won: 
Norris Church Mailer Fellowship

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Jul 12, 2014