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Caleb Tankersley is the Full Length Editor for Split Lip Press and teaches English courses in Seattle. Previously, he led the creative writing program at Mississippi School of the Arts. He holds a PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. His teaching experience covers creative writing, literature, and composition courses. Caleb has also been on staff at a number of literary presses and at the magazines Cape Rock, Big Muddy, Memorious, and Mississippi Review, where he spent two years as Associate Editor. His stories, poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in a wide variety of publications. In 2017 his story “Dean” was selected by Adam Johnson as winner of the Wabash Prize in Fiction. His chapbook Jesus Works the Night Shift was published by Urban Farmhouse Press.

Before moving to Seattle, Caleb traveled around Europe with his partner, Richie Bernardo. They lived in parts of Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, and Scotland. In 2008, Caleb and a small group traveled the world, tasked with studying the UN Millennium Development Goals. He worked in parts of Ethiopia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Romania, and Uganda. He likes to travel.

In his free time Caleb watches documentaries, bakes, plays relaxing computer games,  writes when he can, and reads as much as possible. You can find Caleb on twitter as @midwestpenance.

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