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

Adam McOmber

Faculty Co-chair, MFA in Writing [fiction/hybrid forms]; Editor in Chief, Hunger Mountain Review

Richard Jackson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Samuel Kọ́láwọlé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Hasanthika Sirisena

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Sue William Silverman

Faculty Co-chair, MFA in Writing [CNF/hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Fernando A. Flores

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Miciah Bay Gault

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat

Barbara Hurd

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/poetry]

Patrick Madden

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/hybrid forms]

Wanjikū Wa Ngūgī

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

David Wojahn

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Ellen Lesser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Brian Leung

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Betsy Sholl

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Natasha Sajé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry/CNF]

Elena Passarello

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Chachi Hauser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

T. Geronimo Johnson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Bret Lott

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Clifford Thompson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/ hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Robin MacArthur

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat

Clint McCown

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Connie May Fowler

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]; Director, Novel Retreat

Melissa Faliveno

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Leslie Ullman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Philip Metres

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Caleb Curtiss

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]