Over the years Joan Wilking’s short fiction has been published in Ascent, and a long list of other literary journals, and magazines in print and online, including The Atlantic, Other Voices, The Bellevue Literary Review, Pacifica, Hobart, and Elm Leaves Journal. Her story, Deer Season, was a prize winning finalist for the Nelson Algren Short Story Award. Her story, Clutter, received special mention in the 2016 Pushcart Prize Anthology. That same year, her novella, Mycology, won the Wild Onion Novella Prize. It was published in 2017. Her creative nonfiction and essays have been published in Brevity, The Manifest Station, Night Train, New World Writing, Elm Leaves Journal, and elsewhere. She lives and writes at the edge of the earth overlooking Ipswich Bay in Massachusetts.