Melissa Moorer has published under many aliases (M. Brock Moorer, M. Moorer, Fever Theory, Ghost Hole, etc.) and is currently a PhD candidate in Geography. She used to be a copywriter/strategy consultant in NYC for clients like Barnes & Noble, Sony, and AT&T. She was an Assistant Editor at the (now defunct) The Butter/The Toast and Roxane Gay’s research assistant (yes, she knows how lucky she is) where she wrote This Writer’s On Fire. At one point (and sometimes still), she sang, played guitars, and wrote songs in a band called lipkandy. Her work has been on the short list for a few awards (Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award (2003) and another for the storySouth Million Writers (2010)) and has had her work published in many luminous zines and journals (The Offing Mag, FLAPPERHOUSE, LCRW, Hot Metal Bridge (including their 2010 Best Of), Vestal Review (Best of 2007), The Future Fire, The Northville Review). She also paints and draws things and was a studio art major in her undergrad life at Vassar. When Melissa was 8 years old she was struck by lightning.
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