Megan Clark, Ph.D.

Megan Clark earned a Ph.D. in English (creative writing) at Georgia State University where she was a Virginia Spencer Carr Fiction Fellow and worked as the fiction editor for New South. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas and was awarded the Walton Cole Fellowship in Fiction. In addition to college-level teaching, she has conducted poetry workshops for K-12 students with WITS (Writers in the Schools) and has facilitated summer classes for high school students in Arkansas’s Upward Bound program.

Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in Deep South Magazine, the Masters Review Anthology, New Southerner, and other publications. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work blurs distinctions between literary and genre fiction, pulling elements from the speculative and the gothic. She is currently working on a novel retelling of Jane Eyre set in the near future with more cybernetics, more ecological collapse, and more queer representation.

Originally from the Ozark foothills, she now resides in Atlanta with her spouse and aloof calico cat. In her free time, she is an avid video gamer, book lover (of course), and painter.