Timothy Gager

Poet, Fiction Writer

Dedham, MA 02026
(617) 230-4513

Author's Bio

Bestselling Author, Timothy Gager has published 18 books of fiction and poetry, which includes his third novel, Joe the Salamander. He hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, MA from 2001 to 2018, and started a weekly virtual series in 2020. He has had over 1000 works of fiction and poetry published, 17 nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work also has been nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award, The Best of the Web, The Best Small Fictions Anthology and has been read on National Public Radio.

In 2023, Big Table Publishing published an anthology of twenty years of his selected work, with 175 pages of new material: The Best of Timothy Gager.

Timothy is the former Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, and the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts,and is employed as a social worker.

Publications & Prizes


Every Day There Is Something About Elephants (Big Table Publishing Company, 2018)
Grand Slams: A Coming of Eggs Story (Big Table Publishing Company, 2016)
The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan (Big Table Publishing Company, 2014)
Treating A Sick Animal (Cervena Barva Press, 2009)
Journals: ,
Bartleby Snopes
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Prick of the Spindle
Six Sentences


Spreading Like Wild Flowers (Big Table Publishing Company, 2019)
Chief Jay Strongbow is Real (Big Table Publishing Company, 2017)
The Shutting Door (Ibbetson Street Press, 2013)
These Poems are Not Pink Clouds (Propaganda Press, 2008)
this is where you go when you are gone (Cervena Barva Press, 2008)
We Needed a Night Out (Cyberwit.net, 2006)
Short Street (Zumaya Publications, 2005)
The Same Corner of the Bar (Ibbetson Street Press, 2004)
Twenty-Six Pack (Dead End Street Press, 2003)
Anti Social Network (Redneck Press, 2013)
Blood Orange Review
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Boston Literary Review
Ibbetson Street
Ibbetson Street Press, issues 19, 20, 21, 22, 24
Ink In Thirds
Nixes Mate Review
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Prizes won: 

Semi-Finalist Holland Prize for Fiction


More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any
Born in: 
West Islip
Raised in: 
Smithtown, NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 16, 2023