Alex McElroy’s writing appears or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, Vice, Black Warrior Review, Tin House, The Kenyon Review Online, TriQuarterly, New England Review, and elsewhere. Currently, Alex is the print Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast.

Alex's chapbook, Daddy Issues, won the 2016 Editors’ Prize from The Cupboard Pamphlet. Awards include the 2016 Neutrino Prize from Passages North, the 2018 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize for Nonfiction. Alex has received fellowships from The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Tin House Summer Workshop, The Sewanee Writers Conference, The Elizabeth George Foundation, and The National Parks Service.