Claire Guyton

Fiction Writer

Lewiston, ME

Author's Bio

Claire Guyton is an award-winning writer, editor, and part-time librarian. Her short fiction has appeared in Crazyhorse, Mid-American Review, River Styx, Vestal Review, Atticus Review, and many other journals, and in the Maine anthology Summer Stories. She has been a Maine Arts Commission Literary Fellow and a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards, and her work has been nominated for Best Small Fictions. She's the co-founder and -organizer of the reading series Local Writers Read, and the co-founder, -editor, and -publisher of the online magazine Waterwheel Review. She's currently revising a linked story collection and researching a novel inspired by five women who lived in 1890s Central Maine. Sample her work at claireguyton.com.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Summer Stories (Shanti Arts Publishing, 2013)
Journals: , ,
Cheap Pop
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Flash, The International Short-short Story Magazine
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Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal
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Jellyfish Review
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MoonPark Review
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New Flash Fiction Review
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PMS: poemmemoirstory
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Sliver of Stone
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Sundog Lit
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The Citron Review
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Prizes won: 

Maine Arts Commission Literary Fellowship

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Donald Barthelme, Aimee Bender, George Saunders, Amber Sparks, Sara Gran.
What I'm reading now: 
Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Raised in: 
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Last update: Feb 15, 2020