Emma Smith-Stevens is the author of a novel, The Australian (Dzanc Books), and a short story collection, Greyhounds (Dzanc Books), forthcoming in early 2018. She currently serves as fiction editor of The Mondegreen and lives in New York with her husband, Sebastian, and their two dogs.
Smith-Stevens’ writing has appeared in BOMB Magazine, Subtropics, Conjunctions, SmokeLong Quarterly, Joyland, Day One, Lucky Peach, PANK, The Hairpin, and elsewhere. Her short story “An August in the Early 2000’s,” published in Wigleaf, received a Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses (2016), and her work was selected for inclusion in Wigleaf ‘s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions in 2013 and 2012. Her essay, “The Sun,” will be published in the anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture (Eds. Roxane Gay and Ashley C. Ford), forthcoming from Harper Perennial. She is a graduate of Bard College and the University of Florida’s MFA program in creative writing.