Megan Milks is a fiction writer, cultural critic, and educator. Their fiction is grounded in queer and avant-pop aesthetics and investigates the relationships between form, agency, identity, and the body. Milks’s first collection of short fiction, Kill Marguerite and Other Stories, was published by Emergency Press in March 2014, and their second chapbook Twins was released by Birds of Lace in 2012. Her stories have been included in three anthologies of innovative writing, as well as many journals; two have been adapted for performance. The &NOW Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing, 2011-2013, which she guest edited, was published in March 2015.
Milks’s criticism has concentrated on contemporary literature, film, and performance and visual art, and been published on the collective blog Montevidayo and the online magazine Fanzine, among other venues. They are fiction editor at The Account and a contributing editor at Entropy.
In addition to contemporary art and literature, Milks’s interests include feminist, queer, and disability studies, asexuality studies, and critical psychiatry. The volume Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, which she co-edited with Karli June Cerankowski, was published by Routledge in March 2014. Milks is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Beloit College, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and journalism.
Contact: megan dot milks at gmail dot com.