Josh Woods

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Josh Woods is author of O Monstrous World! (Press 53, 2019), which won the International Book Awards in Fiction: Short Story, and author of the novel The Black Palace (Amazon KDP, 2018). He has edited three anthologies of fiction and has published genre and literary short stories in numerous journals, magazines, and collections, in addition to having published creative non-fiction and craft essays. He is the host of The Monster Professor, a podcast that explores the role of monsters in literature, myth, film, folklore, history, and culture (on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube). His awards include Outstanding Full-Time Faculty of the Year, Press 53 Open Awards for Genre Fiction, and multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize, among others. He is currently a Full Professor of English in Illinois.

Publications & Prizes

Surreal South '11 (Press 53, 2013)
Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2012)
Surreal South '09 (Press 53, 2009)
XX Eccentric Women: Stories About the Eccentricities of Women (Main Street Rag, 2009)
Press 53 Open Awards Anthology (Press 53, 2008)
O Monstrous World! (Press 53, 2019)
Masque & Spectacle
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The Nevada Review
Prizes won: 

Winner of the 2019 International Book Awards in the category of Fiction: Short Story for the collection O Monstrous World! 

Winner of the 2008 Press 53 Open Awards in the category of Genre Fiction

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Last update: Aug 21, 2020