Pushcart Prize-Winning Short Story Writer and Editor to Visit Southeast



Lincoln Michel, Pushcart Prize-winning short story author and literary journal editor, will perform a public reading at Southeast Missouri State University on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The event, scheduled for 7-8 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall, is free and open to the public. The reading is funded by the Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Visiting Writers Series and Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Michel is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature, an online literary magazine that publishes fiction, essays, reviews and literary news, and is a founding editor of “Gigantic,” a literary journal that specializes in flash fiction.

His debut short story collection, “Upright Beasts,” was published in 2015 by Coffee House Press. He is also the co-editor of “Gigantic Worlds,” an anthology of 51 science flash fiction stories by 51 authors.

In 2015, Michel won a Pushcart Prize for his short story, “If It Were Anyone Else.” His fiction has appeared in “Granta,” “Oxford American,” “Tin House,” “NOON,” “Pushcart Prize” anthology and elsewhere. His essays and criticism have appeared in “The Believer,” “Bookforum,” “Buzzfeed,” “Vice,” “The Paris Review Daily” and elsewhere.

A book signing will follow the reading, and books will be available for purchase at the event.

For further information, contact Dr. James Brubaker at (573) 651-2624 or jbrubaker@semo.edu.