Alex McElroy is the author of Daddy Issues. Their writing appears in The Atlantic, Vice, Tin House, TriQuarterly, New England Review, and elsewhere. Currently, Alex is the print Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast.

They have received fellowships from The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Tin House Summer Workshop, The Sewanee Writers Conference, The Inprint Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, and The National Parks Service.