Black Lawrence Press

Merrill Feitell

Merrill Feitell’s first book, Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes, was awarded the Iowa Prize for Short Fiction. Her work has appeared in such publications as Best New American Voices, Virginia Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, and McSweeney’s Quarterly. She earned her MFA at Columbia University and has gone on to teach creative writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels at such schools as Pratt Institute, Colorado College, University of Maryland-College Park, and California Institute of the Arts. She has been a fellow at Yaddo, MacDowell, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Since 2007, she has served as Fiction Editor at Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Los Angeles, where she writes fiction, creative nonfiction, and mixed-media narratives.