Michael Davis has a collection of stories (Gravity), published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2009. His short fiction has appeared in Descant, The San Joaquin Review, The Jabberwock Review, The Black Mountain Review, Eclipse, Cottonwood, The Mid-American Review, Full Circle, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Georgia Review, Storyglossia, The Chicago Quarterly Review, Willow Springs, The Normal School, Arcana, The Superstition Review, and is forthcoming in The New Ohio Review (Fall 2012). He was a William Saroyan Fellow and fiction editor of the journal CutBank. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on three separate occasions by The Mid-American Review, Hayden’s Ferry, and Storyglossia. His story “Gravity” won the 2008 George Garrett fiction award given out by Eastern Washington University. “The Man in Africa” was voted one of the “Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2007″ and was subsequently reviewed by Xujun Eberlein for Five Star Literary Stories. His professional qualifications include a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing, a Master of Information Sciences in Information Technology Management, an expert TESOL certification, an ABA paralegal certification, and a PhD in English with emphases in creative writing and rhetorical theory. Michael has taught writing at universities in California, Missouri, Montana, Michigan and online for the Gotham Writer’s Workshop. He is currently living in Northern Europe and finishing a novel.