F. Brett Cox's fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he co-edited, with Andy Duncan, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004). Recent fiction publications are "She Hears Music Up Above" in Phantom (Tremblay and Wallace, eds.), and "Nylon Seam" in the Online Annex to Interfictions 2 (Sherman and Barzak, eds.). Recent critical essays include "Fragments of a Hologram Rose for Emily: William Gibson, Southern Writer," which appeared in The Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the "Father" of Cyberpunk Science Fiction: Critical and Interpretive Essays (Edwin Mellen, 2007), and surveys of the work of George Saunders and Kevin Brockmeier for the American Writers Supplement reference series. An early story, "Up Above the Dead Line," was recently reprinted in Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction, an ebook whose profits will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. Another story, "The Serpent and the Hatchet Gang," was reprinted in Creatures! 30 Years of Monsters (Tremblay and Langan, eds.). A poem, "Next Morning," appears in the current issue of the literary journal Kestrel. Other fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Century, Black Gate, The North Carolina Literary Review, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Postscripts, The New England Quarterly, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Paradoxa, Science Fiction Weekly, and Science Fiction Studies.
Brett has served as a member of the Bram Stoker Awards Additions Jury, was chair of the 2009 SFRA Pilgrim Award jury, was a founding juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards, and is currently a member of the SJA Board of Directors. He is a member of the Cambridge SF Writers Workshop and was a Special Guest Writer at the 2009 Science Fiction Research Association conference. A native of North Carolina, Brett is an Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English and Communications at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, and lives in Roxbury, Vermont, with his wife, playwright Jeanne Beckwith.