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Megan Milks is a fiction writer, critic, and scholar. Winner of the 2019 Lotos Foundation Prize for Excellence in Fiction Writing, Milks is captivated by form, genre, agency, identity, the body, adolescence, and the ethics of relationships. Their fiction often draws on comedy, horror, and popular texts, while engaging with trans, queer, and feminist theory and politics. Their first collection of short fiction, Kill Marguerite and Other Stories (Emergency Press, 2014) won the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Award in Fiction and was named a Lambda Literary finalist in the Debut Fiction category; and let them to be named one of Dazed Digital’s “LGBT Writers to Watch” in 2016. Their third chapbook The Feels was released by Black Warrior Press in 2016, and their fourth is forthcoming from Another Planet Press in April 2019. Their stories have been published in three anthologies, as well as many journals including FencePANK, LIT, Western Humanities Review, and Yes Femmes; two have been adapted for performance. They also guest edited The &NOW Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing, 2011-2013, published in March 2015.

Milks’ criticism concentrates on contemporary literature, film, and performance and visual art, and has been published on 4ColumnsLos Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Fanzine, and the collective blog Montevidayo (now defunct), among other venues. In 2014, their essay on Kate Zambreno’s novel Green Girl won a Critical Hit Award from Electric Lit.

In addition to contemporary art and literature, Milks’ interests include transgender, queer, feminist, and disability studies, asexuality studies, and critical psychiatry. The volume Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, which they co-edited with KJ Cerankowski, was published by Routledge in March 2014 and has recently been released in paperback.

They are currently fiction editor at The Account and a guest prose editor at Foglifter.

Milks reads, writes, and teaches in New York, and is represented by Rach Crawford at Wolf Literary Services.

Contact: megan dot milks at gmail dot com.

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