Clancy McGilligan's fiction has appeared in Slice Magazine, Santa Monica Review, Sycamore Review, Wigleaf and elsewhere. His novella History of an Executioner won the 2019 Novella Prize from Miami University Press and will be published in 2020. He’s written reviews for the Ploughshares blog, Pleiades Book Review and Kirkus Reviews, and he’s received scholarships from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference.

Raised in Milwaukee, Clancy has worked as a journalist in the U.S. and abroad. He’s currently a PhD candidate in English and Creative Writing at Florida State University, where he's been awarded the Legacy Fellowship, the Melissa and Daniel Berger Graduate Fellowship and the Miriam S. Bailey Graduate Fellowship. He serves as the Reviews + Interviews Editor at Split Lip Magazine. He's working on a novel and a collection of stories.