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Megan Falley (she/her) is a queer femme author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently Drive Here and Devastate Me (Write Bloody Publishing, 2018) which was heralded by Autostraddle as "a love letter to the queer community". In 2019 Falley co-wrote How Poetry Can Change Your Heart with her partner, poet Andrea Gibson, as part of Chronicle Books' acclaimed how-to series. Her chapbook, Bad Girls, Honey (Poems About Lana Del Rey) was the winner of the 2015 Tired Hearts Chapbook Prize. Since transitioning to writing prose, Falley was selected as the first place winner for the So To Speak Creative Nonfiction Prize (2022), the first place nonfiction winner in the Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest (2021), and the runner-up for Phoebe Journal's 50th Anniversary Prize in Nonfiction (2021). Her essays have been shortlisted for the Annie Dillard Prize (2022), the Malahat Review Open Season Awards (2022), and longlisted for the Disquiet International Prize (2021). She is a National Poetry Slam finalist who lives in Colorado and rescues dogs. Visit her on Facebook, Instagram, and Medium.
Winning Entry: The Act of Vanishing
Contest Won: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2021, First Prize
Winning Entry: Why So Many Penises (or Should I Say Pee-ni?)
Contest Won: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2022, Honorable Mention