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Caleb Tankersley’s debut short story collection Sin Eaters won the 2021 Permafrost Book Prize and is forthcoming from University of Alaska Press. He is also the author of the poetry chapbook Jesus Works the Night Shift. More of his stories, poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and publications.

For the 2022-23 academic year, Caleb is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he taught at Edmonds College near Seattle and 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. 

Caleb is also the Managing Director for Split/Lip Press. He has been on staff at a number of presses and magazines, including two years as the Associate Editor for Mississippi Review.

In his free time Caleb bakes, attempts to be a runner, spends time with his partner Richie, writes when he can, and reads as much as possible. You can find Caleb on Twitter @Caleb_of_1988 or on Instagram @caleb.tankersley.

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