LaTanya McQueen is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment of the Arts (2022 Fellowship in Prose) and the Elizabeth George Foundation (2019 grant recipient). She is the author of two books—the essay collection And It Begins Like This (Black Lawrence Press, 2017) and the novel When the Reckoning Comes (Harper Perennial, 2021), a Goodreads Choice nominee and Bram Stoker Award finalist.
Her stories and essays have been published in Shenandoah, West BranchTriQuarterly, PleiadesNew Ohio ReviewThe Arkansas InternationalThe Florida ReviewBennington ReviewPassages NorthBlack Warrior ReviewFourteen HillsThe North American Review, Ninth LetterNew Orleans ReviewIndiana Review, and other journals, as well as having won the Disquiet Prize (for nonfiction), the Walker Percy Prize (for fiction), and the Best of the Net (for nonfiction).
She received her MFA from Emerson College, her PhD from the University of Missouri, and was the 2017-2018 Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College.
She is the CNF Editor for Gigantic Sequins and the Associate Editor for Story Magazine.
For the past five years, she was an Assistant Professor of English-Creative Writing and African American Studies at Coe College. In the fall, she will be an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at North Carolina State University where she will teach in their MFA program.
She is represented by Monika Woods at Triangle House Literary.