Isle McElroy

Instructor & Writer
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Isle McElroy is the author of The Atmospherians, a NY Times Editors' Choice. Other writing appears in The Guardian, the NY Times, NYT Mag, Vogue, The Atlantic, Tin House, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, Daddy Issues, was published in 2017.

Isle has 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. 


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Cover Photo: This image shows a grid of green lines and black squares being projected onto a person who is standing with their back up against a wall.  We can't see any details on their face--it's as if they are wearing a face covering. The green and the black grid covers everything and has an air of intrigue
Writing Social Media Into Fiction

Social media is often portrayed as the enemy of the writer—but like any good enemy, perhaps it’s best to keep it close. Don’t miss this craft essay by Isle McElroy for our Social Media Week series.

Apr 26, 2022
Cover Photo: Daniel Miller
Perhaps Also Broken

“This game was one in a series of battles stretching into eternity.”

May 16, 2016