Zach Powers is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and lives and writes in Arlington, Virginia.
He is writing this bio himself, and writing it in the third person, which to him feels rather pompous. He is averse to pomposity and is really quite personable. You'd like him. Give Zach Powers a chance. Why do you have to be so judgmental? His novel, First Cosmic Velocity, is forthcoming from Putnam, and his debut story collection, Gravity Changes, won the BOA Short Fiction Prize and was published in 2017 by BOA Editions. His prose and exactly one poem have appeared in such journals as Black Warrior Review, The Conium Review, Forklift, Ohio, PANK, the Tin House blog, and elsewhere. He co-founded the literary arts nonprofit Seersucker Live. He led the writers’ workshop at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home for eight years. His writing for television won an Emmy, and he was a columnist for Savannah Morning News. He currently manages marketing for The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and teaches writing at Northern Virginia Community College.
Zach is represented by Annie Bomke Literary Agency.