Eric Schlich

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Eric Schlich


B.A., University of Kentucky, 2010 - English and Spanish
MFA, Bowling Green State University, 2012 - Creative Writing, Fiction
PhD., Florida State University, 2018 - Creative Writing, Fiction


Academic Summary

Eric Schlich is the author of the novel Eli Harpo's Adventure to the Afterlife (The Overlook Press) and the story collection Quantum Convention (UNT Press), winner of the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize and the 2020 Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award in Fiction. He is the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference and residencies at Ragdale, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences.

His fiction has aired on Public Radio International's Selected Shorts and appeared in American Short Fiction, Crazyhorse, Electric Literature, Fairy Tale Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, New South, Nimrod, Redivider, and River Styx, among other journals. 


Eli Harpo's Adventure to the Afterlife, a Novel (The Overlook Press, January 2024)
Quantum Convention (University of North Texas Press, November 2018). 

Select Publications

“My Beautiful Bearded Wife.” American Short Fiction, Issue 75. Spring 2022. 
"Journal of a Cyclops." The Massachusetts Review. Fall 2018. 
"Sunscreen." Gulf Coast, 30.2. Fall 2018. 
"Unpresidented!" Fairy Tale Review, The Charcoal Issue. Spring 2018. 
"Quantum Convention." Crazyhorse, No. 92. Fall 2017. 
"Lucidity." Nimrod, Vol. 61, No. 1. Fall 2017. 
"Music Lessons." River Styx, Issue 98. Summer 2017. 
"The Keener." Mississippi Review, Issue 45.1. Summer 2017. 
"Merlin Lives Next Door." Nimrod, Vol. 60, No. 2. Spring 2017. 
"Night Thieves." Redivider, Issue 13.2. Fall 2016. 
"When You Are Old and I Am Gray." Hayden's Ferry Review, Issue 59. Fall 2016. 
"Lipless." New South, Issue 9.2. Fall 2016. 
"Head Over Knees." Electric Literature. Summer 2016.