O Monstrous World!
Stories by Josh Woods
Press 53 (2019)

The Black Palace
A Novel by Josh Woods
Amazon (2018)


“He Who Fights with Monsters” (originally published in Surreal South ’11)
Prime Number Magazine
Issue 151, April-June 2019
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“The Alchemist’s Bench”
Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects
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“In Which Pinckney Benedict, Kermit Moore, and I Go A-Hunting for the Big Muddy Monster”
Prime Number Magazine
Issue 131, April-June 2018
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“A Theory of Game, A Theory of Horror”
Masque & Spectacle: An Arts & Literary Journal
December Issue, 2017
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Germ Magazine
February Issue, 2017
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“There Are More Things”
Surreal South ’13
Press 53, 2013

“Metaphor as Fuel”
HeART: A Quarterly Arts Magazine from the Heart of Illinois
Summer/Fall Issue, 2013
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“New Days of the Wolf” (originally published in Black and Grey Magazine)
The Nevada Review
Vol. 5, Spring, No. 1, 2013

“The Lawgiver”
Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days
Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2012

“New Days of the Wolf”
Black and Grey Magazine
August, 2012

“He Who Fights with Monsters”
Surreal South ’11
Press 53, 2011

“Blackbeard Visits Seven Weeks”
The Book of Villains
Main Street Rag, 2011

“Excerpt from All Hell
Surreal South ’09
Press 53, 2009

“Small Dead Monkey”
XX Eccentric Women: Stories About the Eccentricities of Women
Main Street Rag, 2009

“Jesus VS. Thor”
The Versus Anthology
Press 53, 2009

“The Exorcise Machine”
Press 53 Open Awards Anthology
Press 53, 2008


“Ring-wraiths and Dracula,” Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Paper
Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review
Volume 17, 2020
West Virginia University Press
Available Online through Project MUSE

“Merry CrimesMas: Josh Woods on The Godfather,” Film Criticism Essay
Hardboiled Wonderland: Noir Literature, Film, and Culture
Dec. 2019
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“Think Like a Horror Writer,” Craft Essay
Prime Number Magazine
Issue 73, 2015
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“A Technique for Writing the Impossible and the Unreal,” Craft Essay
Prime Number Magazine
Issue 23, 2012
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Book Review of Quinn Dalton’s Stories from the Afterlife
Crab Orchard Review
Volume 13, Number 2, 2008

“The Luck of the Draw,” Feature Article
UE Magazine
Fall, Volume 99, Issue 1, 2003

“Marion,” Creative Non-Fiction
The Susquehanna Review
Volume 1, Issue 1, 2003
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