Bio

Alison Lanier is a Boston-based writer and editor working out of MIT.

She has studied creative writing and film at Wellesley College and is currently pursuing 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 essays and reviews have appeared at Ms. Magazine, The Establishment, Bust, Critical Flame, and elsewhere.

She edits the film and media section of Atticus Review and assists at AGNI Magazine. She is one of the founding editors of Mortar Magazine.