Eric Schlich

Writer, Editor, Teacher

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Eric Schlich is the author of Quantum Convention, winner of the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize (forthcoming this November from the University of North Texas Press). His stories have appeared or will appear in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Fairy Tale Review, Mississippi Review, The Massachusetts Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Electric Literature, Redivider, River Styx, Nimrod, New South, and others.

He is the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, an Edward H. and Marie C. Kingsbury Fellowship, and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences.

Schlich is a Ph.D candidate at Florida State University, where he was the Nonfiction and Production Editor for The Southeast Review. He earned his MFA at Bowling Green State University and was previously the Assistant Fiction Editor for Mid-American Review. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Schlich completed a BA in English and Spanish at the University of Kentucky.

He currently teaches at SUNY Fredonia and lives in Dunkirk, New York with his wife, poet Jade Ramsey Schlich; their golden retriever, Albus (Alby); and their Russian blue cat, Grindelwald (Grindy).