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Lincoln Michel (born 1982) is an American short-story writer and editor. He is the author of Upright Beasts (Coffee House Press 2015) and the co-editor of Gigantic Worlds (Gigantic Books 2015). He is co-founder and co-editor of Gigantic (magazine) and the former Editor-in-Chief of Electric Literature online.[1][2] He is known for his "genre-bending" stories[3] and has been called "one of the country’s most respected literary journalists."[4] He is a frequent contributor to Noon (Literary Annual) and has been published by The Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, and The Believer (magazine). He has won a 2015 Pushcart Prize.

Lincoln Michel
Alma materColumbia University




  • Upright Beasts (Coffee House Press, 2015)

Anthologies editedEdit

  • Gigantic Worlds (Gigantic Books, 2015)
  • Tiny Crimes (Catapult, 2018)


  1. ^ "Electric Literature". Electric Literature. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  2. ^ Charles, Ron (2014-05-27). "Electric Literature recharges". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  3. ^ "Upright Beasts". Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  4. ^ "The 7 Best Books of October". Retrieved 2015-10-31.

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