Maxim Loskutoff was raised in western Montana. His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Narrative. A graduate of NYU’s MFA program, he was the recipient of a Global Writing Fellowship in Abu Dhabi. Other honors include The Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, the Bevel Summers Prize, and fellowships from Writers Omi at Ledig House, Ox-Bow, and Jentel Arts. He has worked as a carpenter, field organizer, bookseller, and creative writing teacher, among many other things.
Meng Jin was born in Shanghai and lives in New York. She has a BA from Harvard and an MFA from Hunter College. A Kundiman fellow, her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Masters Review, the Baltimore Review, Zymbol, and Ploughshares. “I am so incredibly thankful to the M Residency for this chance to return to the city where I was born and reclaim it as a literary home. I can’t wait to get lost in winding alleys, be astounded by how Shanghai has changed, and eat shengjian at the Shanghai Number 1 Food Store.”
We asked our previous M Literary Residents to tell us about their Residency experiences, and how the Residencies benefited their writing. If you’re considering applying for an upcoming Residency, be sure to read the testimonials below: