Dennis Norris II

Dennis Norris II

Fiction Editor, Apogee Journal | Assistant Fiction Editor, The Rumpus

Dennis Norris II is the author of the chapbook Awst Collection—Dennis Norris II published by Awst Press in February 2018. Their writing has been supported by The MacDowell Colony, Tin House, and Kimbilio Fiction, and their short stories have garnered nominations for the 2017 Pushcart Prize and been named a finalist for the 2018 Best Small Fictions Prize. Their story Last Rites is soon to be published in the anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life, forthcoming from the Atria Books imprint of Simon and Schuster. They currently serve as Fiction Editor at Apogee Journal, Assistant Fiction Editor at The Rumpus, and co-host of the popular podcast Food 4 Thot. They are currently at work on their debut novel. You can learn more at

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