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 new collection of queer flash and experimental fiction, Fantasy Kit, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in June 2022. He is currently working on a queer erotic revision of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles that will be published by Lethe Press in digital monthly installments starting in September 2021.

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

Ira Sukrungruang

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/fiction]; International MFA; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Richard Jackson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Barbara Hurd

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Parneshia Jones

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Patrick Madden

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/hybrid forms]

Robin MacArthur

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat