Emily Meier’s fiction has appeared widely, including in The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women’s Short Stories, the North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Threepenny Review. She has won national fiction contests at the Florida Review and Passages North and been a recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board fellowship, a Loft-McKnight fiction award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Emily’s background is in American history and in literature. She has a daughter, a son, and six grandsons, and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband, who is a photographer.
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Selected Awards & Distinctions
National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship
Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Prose
Finalist, Bush Foundation Fellowship
Loft McKnight Award in Fiction
Finalist, Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction
Winner, Loft Mentor Series in Fiction
First Place, The Florida Review Fiction Prize
First Prize, Passages North National Fiction Competition
Pushcart Prize Nomination
Runnerup, Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Novella Competition
Finalist, Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Novella Competition
Finalist, Willa Cather Prize, Helicon Nine
Finalist, Glimmer Train Poetry Open
Winner, Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Series in Fiction
Selection for Editor’s Choice 4: Essays from the U.S. Small Press.
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women’s Short Stories, The House on Via Gombito, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Threepenny Review, The Florida Review, The Greensboro Review, Third Coast, Puerto Del Sol, Stand, American Fiction, Snake Nation Review, Passages North, Wisconsin Academy Review, Great River Review, The Rockford Review, Pikestaff Forum
Novel Excerpt: Loft McKnight Anthology
Poetry: Mississippi Review—Prize Stories and Poems
Brown University (American History), University of Arizona (American History), University of Minnesota (English, Creative Writing Emphasis)
Emily lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband, who is a photographer. She has a daughter, a son, and six grandsons.