About Me

Sean Ironman holds a PhD in English, emphasis in Creative Nonfiction, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he served on the staff of The Missouri Review. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing, emphasis in Creative Nonfiction, from the University of Central Florida, where he served as President of the Graduate Writer’s Association and Managing Editor of The Florida Review. He also helped start a literary journal, sinkhole magazine. At the University of Missouri, he held a Creative Writing Fellowship and won the Creative Writing Program Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2020. He also received scholarships from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the New Harmony Writer’s Workshop, and Grubstreet’s Muse & The Marketplace. He studied at the Tin House Winter Workshop, the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. The winner of Redivider’s Flash Nonfiction contest, he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been a finalist for Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize, Yemassee’s Writing Prize in Nonfiction, and twice for the AWP Intro Journals Project Awards. His nonfiction can be found in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, New South, Salt Hill, and Redivider, among others. His comics can be found in journals such as Nashville Review, Hobart, and Sweet: A Literary Confectionary. When he is not writing, he is teaching college writing courses, and has earned a commendation for his creative nonfiction class from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a nomination for the Award for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Central Florida. When not working, you can find him on whichever bike trail is near a dog park.