Salvatore Pane was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His novel, Last Call in the City of Bridges, was published by Braddock Avenue Books in 2012. His chapbook, #KanyeWestSavedFromDrowning, was published by NAP.

He is an Assistant Professor of English Creative Writing at the University of Indianapolis. His fiction has been nominated or shortlisted for the Pushcart PrizeBest of the Web, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 [Very] Short Fictions. He won the 2010 Turow-Kinder Award in Fiction judged by Stewart O’ Nan with an excerpt from his novel. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in American Short Fiction, Hobart, PANK, Annalemma, BOMB, The Rumpus, HTMLGIANT, The American Book Review, and many other venues.

He also writes comic books. He is the co-creator of the webcomic, Montgomery X. Chesterfield, Gentleman of the 22nd Century, along with Mark Kleman and Kat Larkin. His original graphic novel, The Black List, was published by Arcana Studios in 2013. He co-created it with Mark Kleman and artist Lamair Nash.

Reach him at, his twitter account, or via Facebook. He is represented by Jenni Ferrari-Adler of the Union Literary Agency.

Photo by Shelby Penwell