Adam McOmber is the author of The White Forest: A Novel (Touchstone), as well as two collections of short stories: My House Gathers Desires (BOA) and This New & Poisonous Air (BOA).

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 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.


MFA - Creative Writing | Indiana University

BA - English | Ohio University

Parneshia Jones

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Clint McCown

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Hasanthika Sirisena

Faculty, MFA in Writing

David Jauss

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Patrick Madden

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Adam McOmber

Faculty, MFA in Writing; Novel Retreat