Alexander Lumans was the Spring 2014 Philip Roth Creative Writing Resident at Bucknell University. He has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, VCCA, Blue Mountain Center, ART342, Norton Island, RopeWalk, Sewanee, and Bread Loaf. He received 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. His fiction has appeared in Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, Black Warrior Review, The Normal School, and Surreal South 2013, among others. He is co-editor of the anthology Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days (Upper Rubber Boot Books). He graduated from the M.F.A. Fiction Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.