Alison Lanier is a Boston-based writer and editor working out of MIT, where she recently completed a Master’s in Comparative Media Studies. Her research focuses on how virtual bodies are imagined in digital spaces, particularly in regard to gender.
She studied creative writing and film at Wellesley College and in 2019 completed an M.F.A. in fiction from University of Massachusetts Boston. Between 2015 and 2018 she attended Yale Writers’ Conference and Colgate Writers’ Conference for short stories and novel writing. Her fiction has been awarded The Charlotte Reese Prize for Creative Writing and appears in Emerging Fiction Writers of Massachusetts anthology from Z Publishing.
In 2017, she received The Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poetry appears in Origins Journal, Burning Word, Daphne, and elsewhere.
Her critical essays and reviews have appeared at Ms. Magazine, The Establishment, Bust, Critical Flame, and elsewhere.
She created and edited the film and media section of Atticus Review from 2015 to 2019. She assists at AGNI Magazine and is one of the founding editors of Mortar Magazine.