Lori A May

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

Seattle, WA
Washington US

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction (Multilingual Matters, 2015)
The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & the Writing Life (Bloomsbury USA, 2014)
The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students (Continuum, 2011)
Journals: ,
Border Crossing
, ,
Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
, , ,
Midwestern Gothic
, , ,
The Smoking Poet
The Writer
Writer's Digest


Moving Target (Silhouette, 2008)
The Profiler (Silhouette, 2005)


Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems (Accents Publishing, 2011)
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)
Square Feet (Accents Publishing, 2014)
Aesthetica Magazine U.K.
Caper Literary Journal
, ,
, ,
Ramshackle Review
, ,
Renaissance City
, , ,
Two Review
Willows Wept Review
Prizes won: 

Norris Church Mailer Fellowship

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: Jul 12, 2014