About Margaret MacInnis
Margaret MacInnis holds MFA degrees from Queens University of Charlotte and the University of Iowa. Her essays, stories, and poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Brevity, Crab Orchard Review, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, River Teeth, Tampa Review and elsewhere. Her work has won recognition as prizewinners, honorable mentions, or finalists by Best American Essays 2007, 2009, and 2011, Best American Non-Required Reading 2009, The Briar Cliff Review, Creative Nonfiction/ WW Norton, Gulf Coast, Literal Latté, Mid-American Review, Press 53, and elsewhere. Her most recent work has appeared in Brevity, DIAGRAM, and NELLE. A three-time Pushcart nominee, she has twice been a VCCA Fellow, both in Virginia and France. While at the University of Iowa, MacInnis taught Introduction to Creative Nonfiction and served as an Editorial Assistant at The Iowa Review. The 2007 William Raney Scholar in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, MacInnis has served as a member of the Prose Admissions Committee for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She has also recently taught and tutored Composition at Kirkwood Community College. She lives in Iowa City with her family. Since 2010, MacInnis has worked as personal assistant to Marilynne Robinson.