Abbey Mei Otis is a writer, a teaching artist, a storyteller, and a firestarter, raised in the woods of North Carolina. She loves people and art forms on the margins. Her story collection, Alien Virus Love Disaster (Small Beer 2018) was a finalist for the Philip K Dick Award, and her stories have recently appeared in journals including McSweeney’s, Tin House, Guernica, and The Offing. She has survived in many American cities, and now lives on Dakota land in Minneapolis, MN. At MacDowell, she worked on her novel This Is Not a Wasteland, and completed the first installment of her science fiction serial, Nonmonogamy Among Space Cowbois.
Portrait by Tanya Rosen-Jones