Zach Powers is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and lives and writes in Arlington, Virginia.
His novel, First Cosmic Velocity, is coming in Summer 2019 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 communications for The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland, edits The Writer's Guide, and teaches writing at Northern Virginia Community College.
Zach is represented by Annie Bomke Literary Agency.