Michael Fontana

Fiction Writer

Bella Vista, AR 72715

Author's Bio

In addition to his listed fiction publications, Michael Fontana is currently at work on a novel. He has taught writing courses at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas. He has read in a variety settings, ranging from a public park to a university auditorium to a bar. His most important work has been in developing writing opportunities for homeless people and people living with mental illnesses.

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
Alabama Literary Review
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Amoskeag
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Brink Magazine
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Cezanne's Carrot
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Christopher Street
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Coal City Review
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Ghoti Magazine
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Libido
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Nebo
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Wanderings
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Prizes won: 

Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 1995; Older Writers Grant, Speculative Literature Foundation, 2015; Sally A. Williams Artist Fund Grant, Arkansas Arts Council, 2015.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Corona by Bushra Rehman, A Stranger on Earth: The Life and Work of Anna Kavan by Jeremy Reed, Submission by Michel Houellebecq, The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Homelessness, Mental Health
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbus, OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
Columbus, OH
Ohio
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Last update: May 22, 2017