Michelle Ross is the author of three story collections: There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You (2017), winner of the 2016 Moon City Press Short Fiction Award and Finalist for the 2017 Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Award for Short Stories, Shapeshifting, winner of the 2020 Stillhouse Press Short Story Award (2021), and They Kept Running, winner of the 2021 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction (2022).

Her fourth book, Don’t Take This the Wrong Way, is a short story collection she coauthored with Kim Magowan. It’s forthcoming from EastOver Press in early 2025.

Her fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Epiphany, Electric Literature’s Recommended ReadingTriQuarterly, Witness, and other venues. Her fiction has been anthologized in Flash Fiction America; Best Small Fictions 2021 and 2023; Best Microfiction 2020, 2021, 2023, and 2024; and the Wigleaf Top 50 2019 and 2022, among other anthologies. Her work received special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology.

As of May 2023, she is joining the staff of 100 Word Story. Before that, she served as fiction editor of Atticus Review for about eight years and was a consulting editor for the 2018 Best Small Fictions anthology.

A native of Texas, she received her B.A. from Emory University and her M.F.A and M.A. from Indiana University. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and son.