Maegan Poland is a fiction writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in English from the University of Nevada, where she was a Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellow. She also holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Mississippi, as well as a BFA in Writing for Screen & Television from the University of Southern California, where she was a Trustee Scholar.
Her writing has been published in Pleiades, Mississippi Review, Juked, Beloit Fiction Journal, Notre Dame Review, Day One, LitHub, and elsewhere. She received a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XL anthology for her story “Spores,” and she was named a Tin House Scholar at the 2018 Winter Workshop. In 2019, her story “Milking” was a finalist in the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize, and she received a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation to support her writing. She has served as Fiction Editor for Witness magazine, and as a Managing Editor for Yalobusha Review.
As an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University, she teaches creative writing at Drexel Storylab and composition in the First-Year Writing Program. Currently, she is working on a novel.