I'm Alex Simand. I live and work in San Francisco, having arrived here via a circuitous route: Russian/ Middle Eastern immigrant who grew up in Canada. In spite of a summer Zodiac sign, I yearn for subzero temperatures and talk about poutine more often than is appropriate. I hold an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and write fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. My work has appeared in North American Review, Matador Review, Hippocampus Magazine, Mudseason Review, Five2One Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, and other publications. My short story, Election Cycle, was a winner of the 2017 Best Small Fictions Prize. I am the former Editor for Blog, Nonfiction, and the Diana Woods Memorial Prize at Lunch Ticket and I have worked on the masthead of various other literary journals.
Thanks for visiting, or whatever.
HOOT Review | Content Contributor
Zoetic Press | Reader
Lunch Ticket | Lead Editor, Blog Team
Lunch Ticket | Lead Editor, Creative Nonfiction
Lunch Ticket | Assistant Editor, Creative Nonfiction
Lunch Ticket | Copyeditor
Prague Revue | Associate Editor
Red Light Lit | Reader
Both the readership of the literary magazine on the whole, and the quality of the blog have increased since he donned the editorial mantle. We are very lucky to have him spearheading our efforts and I recommend him unreservedly to you. He is clever and kind. He is a total gem.
Mary Birnbaum, Blogger, Lunch Ticket
Alex Simand’s top notch work ethic, excellent writing and editorial skills, and enthusiastic commitment would be an asset to any organization. I would wholeheartedly work with him in any writing and editorial endeavor.
Arielle Silver, Editor in Chief, Lunch Ticket