Mitch James

Mitch James was born and raised in Central Illinois, where he received a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Eastern Illinois University. He received a Master’s in Literature and a Ph.D. in Composition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He’s had fiction and poetry published in Decomp, Underground Voices, Kill Author, Digital Americana and Blue Earth Review among others. Most recently, Mitch’s chapbook of fiction The Cut Worm was recently released by Underground Voices Press, and his short story What Floats, What Sinks, was just released with Calliope Magazine. Mitch lives in northeast Ohio, where he’s an Assistant Professor of Composition and Literature at Lakeland Community College. Find more of his work at

The Nothings of Anele