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Callum Angus is a trans writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon, where he edits the literary journal smoke and mold, teaches writing workshops online and in-person, and is at work on a novel. He is the author of the story collection A Natural History of Transition, (Metonymy Press) which was 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. His work has appeared in Joyland, Orion, Nat. Brut, and many other venues, and has been anthologized in Kink, a collection edited by Garth Greenwell and R.O. Kwon. He has received fellowships and residencies from Lambda Literary, Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and The Seventh Wave, among others. A former bookseller at Powell's and the independent Odyssey Bookshop, he holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a BA from Mount Holyoke College, In addition to his own independent classes, he has taught writing at Smith College, UMass Amherst, and Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, as well as at the Tin House Winter Workshop. He also spent an enlightening stint working in publicity for Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press. 

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