Alex Simand lives and works in San Francisco, though he was born in Russia and grew up in Toronto, which means he lives in a state of constant cultural confusion. He holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. Alex writes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and barely-legible late-night journal entries. His work has appeared in North American Review, Matador Review, Hippocampus Magazine, Apogee, Mudseason Review, FIVE:2:ONE, Drunk Monkeys, and other publications. His short story, Election Cycle, was a winner of the 2017 Best Small Fictions Prize. Alex is the former Editor for Blog, Nonfiction, and the Diana Woods Memorial Prize at Lunch Ticket and currently edits for Meow Meow Pow Pow, a graffiti broadside press.