Callum Angus is a trans writer, editor, and independent scholar living in Portland, OR. He has received fellowships from Lambda Literary and Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, has presented research at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, and was a 2018 Writer-in-Residence at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. A former bookseller at Powell's and the independent Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA, he holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a BA in geography from Mount Holyoke College, and has taught writing at Smith College, UMass Amherst, and at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. He's also worked in publicity for Catapult Books, Counterpoint Press, and Soft Skull Press, and founded the literary journal smoke + mold.
His first book, a collection of stories and novellas titled A Natural History of Transition, is forthcoming from Metonymy Press in April 2021. He's also at work on a critical study of natural history museums in contemporary fiction.
Cal has worked as a fishmonger, a barista, a reporter in Idaho, and an advocate with the Trans Youth Equality Foundation, where he helped transgender youth and their families navigate the world. These days, you're likely to find him learning to row on the Willamette River.