Alexander Lumans was selected by Philip Roth at the Spring 2014 Philip Roth Resident
at Bucknell University. He was also awarded a fellowship to the 2015 Arctic Circle Residency,
where he sailed around Svalbard, Norway in a tall ship. He has been awarded fellowships
to the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Colony, VCCA, Brush Creek Foundation
Blue Mountain Center, ART342, and Norton Island, and he has been award scholarships
to RopeWalk Writers Retreat, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
He received the 2015 Wabash Fiction Prize from Sycamore Review, the 2013 Gulf Coast Fiction Prize,
3rd place in the 2012 Story Quarterly FictionContest, the 2011 Barry Hannah Fiction Prize from
The Yalobusha Review. He also received a 2016 Colorado Career Advancement Award.
His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Story Quarterly, TriQuarterly, Black Warrior
Review, Greensboro Review, American Short Fiction, Bat City Review, Gulf Coast, Cincinnati Review,
West Branch, F(r)iction, Blackbird, Hobart, PANK, Forty Stories from Harper Perennial, and
The Normal School, among many others. His work has also appeared in several anthologies: Cover
Stories, Apocalypse Now, Surreal South 2009, 2011, 2013, The Versus Anthology, and The Book of Villains.
He has published poetry, interviews, essays, creative-nonfiction, and reviews in Guernica,
Electric Literature, Glimmertrain, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Colorado Public Radio, The Walrus,
Sycamore Review, American Short Fiction, The Collagist, Southern Humanities Review, Fiction Unbound,
and Cosmonaut's Avenue. He has given readings and presentations across the U.S., including a
2014 AWP Conference panel, two 2016 AWP Conference panels and a 2016 NeMLA Panel, and
two upcoming panels at the 2017 AWP Conference in Tampa, FL. He is co-editor of the
anthology Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days. He is also an Assistant Editor
for American Short Fiction. He graduated from the M.F.A. Fiction Program at Southern Illinois
University Carbondale. He teaches at the University of Colorado-Denver.