Matthew Lansburgh's collection of linked stories, Outside Is the Ocean, won the 2017 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Award and the 2018 Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Glimmer Train, Ecotone, Epoch, Alaska Quarterly Review, Electric Literature, Shenandoah, StoryQuarterly, Columbia Journal, The Florida Review, Guernica, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Joyland, and has been shortlisted in the Best American Short Stories series.

Matthew holds degrees from Princeton, Stanford and NYU, where he received an MFA in fiction as well as a Veterans Writing Fellowship. He has also received support from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Yaddo. He is currently working on a second collection of stories as well as a novel about a woman with wings who moves from Latvia to the United States as a mail-order bride.


· Recipient of Fellowship to Yaddo (Fall 2019)
· Recipient of Fletcher Pratt Fellowship to
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (2019)
· Recipient of Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to
Sewanee Writers’ Conference (2019)
· “
Outside Is the Ocean” named a Distinguished Story in Best American Short Stories 2018
· OUTSIDE IS THE OCEAN named a finalist for the
30th Annual Lambda Literary Award
· OUTSIDE IS THE OCEAN named a finalist for the
2018 Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction
· Winner of
Iowa Short Fiction Award — Judge: Andre Dubus, III (2017)
· "
Driving North" received a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XLI Anthology (2017)
· Recipient of Tennessee Williams Scholarship to
Sewanee Writers’ Conference (2015)
· Winner of
The Florida Review's fiction contest (2015)
· Winner of
Columbia Journal's fiction contest (2014)
· Recipient of
Veterans Writing Fellowship from NYU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing (2012 - 2013)

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