Erin Wilcox


Erin Wilcox is a writer, poet, editor, and musician. Her creative work has been featured in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Praxis: Gender and Cultural Critiques (SUNY One-onta), Cold Flashes (University of Alaska Press), and The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide (University of Arizona Press). Her story “Half a World Away,” published in Crack the Spine, was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize. Erin maintains a vigorous freelance editorial practice and writes for publications such as Copyediting and The Rumpus. The former nonfiction editor of Drunken Boat and copyeditor for Alaska Quarterly Review, she has edited some of the finest talent of our day, from Grace Paley to Pulitzer Prize finalist Martín Espada and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo.

Smashwords Interview

I understand you recently self-published a work of fiction for the first time.
Yes, it’s a short story called “The Barn.” I released an e-book edition in the Kindle Store on January 16.
I was aware that you wrote the EFA booklet Building Successful Freelancer-Client Relationships. But you also write fiction? How does that work with your freelance editing business?
One of the reasons I took up freelance editing rather than a traditional day job after graduating from my MFA program was to make time for fiction writing. I’ve had some success with publishing shorts in literary journals. The editors of one of those journals nominated my piece for a Pushcart Prize in 2014. And I’m currently working on a vampire novel now, so, yes, I write fiction.
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The Barn: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A timely piece of Americana for readers of literary fiction and the Southern Gothic genre. When George lost his wife, it nearly killed him. Now he has also lost his son. An accident compels George to share space with his son's widow, an African American woman, forcing him to confront his wife's legacy and the prejudice that has defined his family's past, to choose between nostalgia and the future.

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