Episode Five: Samantha Edmonds

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Samantha Edmonds is the author of the fiction chapbook Pretty to Think So, forthcoming from Selcouth Station Press in 2019. Her fiction has appeared in such journals as Mississippi Review, Black Warrior Review, Pleiades, The Pinch, Indiana Review, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. Her nonfiction has been published or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Literary Hub, Ploughshares, VICE, Bustle, and more. She serves as the Fiction Editor for Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts and the Community Outreach Director for Sundress Academy for the Arts. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. She currently lives in Knoxville, where she’s an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Tennessee.

Read Sam’s Work Here


“The Man and the Moon”

“Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Noun”

Sam’s Picks

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

Mr. Spaceman by Robert Olen Butler

Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino



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