Michael Wayne Hampton is the author of three books. His criticism, essays, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications such as Atticus Review, The Southeast Review, 3AM Magazine, and Fiction Southeast.

In 2013 he won The Deerbird Novella Prize, and in 2012 his work was nominated for Best American Short Stories. In the past he has been a Semi-finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, and a Two-time Finalist for the World’s Best Short Short Story Contest. In 2014, he was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.


He grew up in the hills of eastern Kentucky, and received his BA in English from the University of Kentucky before earning his MFA in Writing from Spalding University. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College where he has won, or been nominated for, several teaching and service awards.

Michael Wayne Hampton is represented by Roz Foster of The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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