The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Photograph of Emily Woodworth

Emily Woodworth

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About Emily Woodworth

Emily Woodworth writes fiction, screenplays, and essays. She grew up in Sisters, Oregon, where she developed a love for nature, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and the psychological pathologies that permeate small towns. As a descendent of the Karuk Tribe, Emily enjoys deconstructing the tropes of the Western genre, exploring hybrid identities, and remaking old myths. She is the co-editor of fiction for Ruminate Magazine, and volunteers with EcoTheo Review and Split Lip Magazine. With her brother, she writes, directs, and produces their webseries The Barista Times.
Recent writing has appeared in CAROUSEL, No Contact, After the Pause, Crannóg Magazine, Inkwell Journal, and others. She was a finalist for Cream City Review's Summer Prize in Fiction, received an Honorable Mention for the Anton Chekov Prize for Very Short Fiction (New Flash Fiction Review judged by Hugh Behm-Steinberg), and a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2018 (ed. Hilton Als).
She holds an MFA in Writing (emphasis in Image + Text) from California Institute of the Arts. You can connect with Emily though her website or Twitter handle @emilywoodwow.