Ryan Shoemaker

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Ryan Shoemaker was raised in Auburn, Washington. His work appears in Silk Road Review, Santa Monica Review, Grist: A Journal for Writers, Monkeybicycle, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Gulf Stream, and Juked, among others.

Ryan holds an MA from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California.

Publications & Prizes

Journals: ,
Bull: Men's Fiction
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Kugelmass: A Journal of Literary Humor
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McSweeney's Internet Tendency
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Weber Studies
Prizes won: 

Second place, Sunstone Fiction Contest; Review for Beyond the Lights featured in Kirkus Reviews; Second place, Sunstone Fiction Contest; Semi-finalist, St. Lawrence Book Award, Beyond the Lights: Stories;

 Honorable mention, Eggtooth Editions Chapbook Contest; Finalist, Association of Mormon Letters Award for Short Story, “The Righteous Road”; Pushcart nomination, Grist: The Journal for Writers;  New Voices Award, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought; Pushcart nomination, Irreantum; First place, IrreantumFiction Contest; First place, 2008 Best in Fiction Award, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought; New Voices Award, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought; Second place, Salt Lake City Weekly Fiction Contest

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Last update: Mar 13, 2019