Alexander Lumans was awarded a 2018 NEA Grant in Creative Writing (Prose). He
was selected by Philip Roth as 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,
the Arteles Creative Center in Finland, ART:OMI, Jentel Foundation, the Orchard House,
the Hambidge Center, Blue Mountain Center, ART342, Norton Island, and the Helene
Wurlitzer Foundation. He has been awarded 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 Fiction Contest, and the 2011 Barry Hannah
Fiction Prize from The Yalobusha Review. He also received 2016 and 2018 Colorado Career
His fiction has appeared in Story Quarterly, TriQuarterly, Black Warrior Review,
Sycamore Review, Greensboro Review, American Short Fiction, Bat City Review, Gulf Coast,
Cincinnati Review, Clarkesworld, 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 The Paris Review, Guernica, Off Assignment, Electric Literature, Glimmertrain,
The Los Angeles Review of Books, Colorado Public Radio, The Walrus, Sycamore Review,
American Short Fiction, The Collagist, Southern Humanities Review, New Orleans Review,
Fiction Unbound, and Cosmonaut's Avenue. He has given readings and presentations
across the U.S., including panels at the 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 AWP Conferences,
2016 NeMLA, and two upcoming panels at the 2020 AWP Conference in Portland.
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 and Copper Nickel. He graduated
from the M.F.A. Fiction Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He teaches
English at the University of Colorado Denver and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.