Profile

Adam McOmber is the author of three novels, The White Forest (Touchstone), Jesus and John (Lethe), and The Ghost Finders  (JournalStone),  as well as two collections of short stories: My House Gathers Desires (BOA) and This New & Poisonous Air (BOA). His most recent collection of queer flash and experimental fiction, Fantasy Kit, was published by Black Lawrence Press in June 2022. His new novel, Hound of the Baskervilles, a queer erotic retelling of the Arthur Conan Doyle original was published by Lethe Press in October 2022.

His work has been included in The Year’s Best Speculative Gay Fiction and Best Microfiction and shortlisted for Best American Fantasy and Best Horror of the Year. His stories have appeared recently in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, Fairy Tale Review, and Diagram. Adam is editor-in-chief of Hunger Mountain Review at VCFA.

Adam is an Ohio native, now residing in Los Angeles. He teaches in the Writing program at University of California Los Angeles and in the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is on the faculty of the VCFA Novel Retreat and serves as one of its manuscript mentors.

Education

MFA - Creative Writing | Indiana University

BA - English | Ohio University

Philip Metres

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Melissa Faliveno

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Tarfia Faizullah

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Brian Leung

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Gabino Iglesias

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Samuel Kọ́láwọlé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]