Josh Woods is an author, editor, professor, and podcaster. He loves monsters, myth, storytelling, comedy, combat, and crafts. His debut book of stories, O Monstrous World! (Press 53, 2019), won the International Book Awards for Fiction: Short Story. He is also author of the novel The Black Palace (Amazon KDP, 2018), and has edited three anthologies of fiction. He has published genre and literary short stories in numerous journals, magazines, and collections, in addition to having published creative non-fiction and craft essays. His podcast, The Monster Professor, explores the role of monsters in literature, myth, film, folklore, and pop-culture. His other awards include Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year, Press 53 Open Awards for Genre Fiction, and multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize, among others. He is a Full Professor of English in Illinois and originally hails from Kentucky.
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