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Megan Pillow (formerly Megan Pillow Davis) is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop in fiction and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky. She is project manager for Roxane Gay, co-editor of The Audacity (Dr. Gay's newsletter), and founder of Submerged: An Archive of Caregivers Underwater. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in, among other places, in Electric LiteratureSmokeLong Quarterly, Catapult, Brevity, The Believer, TriQuarterly, Guernica, and Gay Magazine and has been featured in Longreads. Megan has had stories featured on the Wigleaf Top 50 and the longlist, an essay honored as notable in the 2019 edition of The Best American Essays, a story honored as distinguished in the 2020 edition of The Best American Short Stories, and a story featured in The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2022. Megan has received fellowships from Pen Parentis and the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and completed a residency with the Ragdale Foundation. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her two children. 

Megan is represented by Alyssa Jennette with Stonesong.


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