Clancy McGilligan's fiction has appeared in Slice Magazine, Santa Monica Review, Sycamore Review, Wigleaf and elsewhere. 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. He grew up in Milwaukee and has lived most recently in Chicago and Las Vegas. Formerly a reporter, he worked for newspapers in the U.S. and abroad, and his journalism has appeared in publications such as USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor and Film International.

At present Clancy is 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.