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 Arteles Creative Center,
the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Colony, VCCA, Brush Creek Foundation, the Hambidge
Center, Blue Mountain Center, ART342, and Norton Island. 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 Advancement Awards.
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, and 2018 AWP Conferences,
2016 NeMLA, and two upcoming panels at the 2019 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 full-time at the University of Colorado
Denver and a variety of classes at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver.