Sam Simas is a Rhode Island based writer, librarian, translator and editor. His fiction or creative non-fiction is forthcoming or has appeared in Copper Nickel, Carve, Foglifter, F(r)iction, Puerto del Sol, Sycamore Review, Breakwater Review, Waccamaw, Flint Hills Review, and other journals. His work has won Copper Nickel Editor’s Prize for prose and CRAFT Literary’s First Chapters Contest.
Sam holds both an MLIS degree and an MA in English Literature from the University of Rhode Island. He received the Beatrice S. Demers Fellowship to study at L’Université de Rennes 2, in France, and has interned with Grub Street (Boston) and Barrow Street Press. Sam is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Creative Writing Studies, a Library Advisory Board member for Rowman & Littlefield, and the fiction editor at the Ocean State Review. He works as the Head of Information Services at Providence Public Library and teaches writing at Bryant University.