Clancy McGilligan's fictions have 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. Raised in Milwaukee, he worked as a journalist in Cambodia and Wyoming. His journalism has appeared in publications such as USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor and Film International.

At present Clancy is pursuing a PhD in Fiction 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.