Callum Angus is a trans writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of the story collection A Natural History of Transition, published by Metonymy Press in 2021 and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Fiction, the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, and an Oregon Book Award/Ken Kesey Award in Fiction. 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 Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. He's also worked in publicity for Catapult Books, Counterpoint Press, and Soft Skull Press, and edits the literary journal smoke and mold.
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.