Josh Wagner was born with a hole in his heart, a Ventricular Septal Defect. But he’s doing okay now. His writing has been described as lyrical, whimsical, and incisive. Fascinated by rhizomes, paradoxes, and things left unsaid, Wagner prefers keeping a toe or two in the currents of the magical and the fantastic. His publication credits include Cafe Irreal, Fish Publishing, Not One of Us, Cleaver Magazine, Medulla Review, Fractured Lit, the Lovecraft eZine, and Image Comics. He has won awards for his work in comics and theatre, and enjoys working with film and composing music. But fiction remains his true and abiding love.

Josh received his BA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana and his MSc from the University of Edinburgh. Extensive travel and living abroad have contributed to the peculiar flavors in his work. These days he abides in a small, possibly haunted cottage in Ireland where he has been working toward a PhD in Creative Practice, researching forest-based art, posthumanism, spectralities and the nebulas of grief.