About

Josh Wagner was born with a hole in his heart, a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). He’s fine now. He studied Creative Writing and Lit at the University of Montana and received his MSc from Edinburgh University in 2019. Between all the schooling, Wagner has worked in comics, film and theatre, but prose remains his true and abiding love.

The author of four novels and dozens of short stories, Wagner’s work has been described as surreal and fantastic, metafictional and paradoxical, poetic and whimsical. His stories have been published by Cafe Irreal, Not One of Us, Cleaver Magazine, Medulla Review, Lovecraft eZine, and Image Comics.

Josh spent his formative years close to the ocean and then later in the mountains. Torn between these forces, he can’t sit still for very long. He rarely lives anywhere for more than a year, and his constant travels contribute to the particular imaginative flavor of his work.

He is currently developing a suite of novels called The Changing Things. He is facinated by rhizomes, paradoxes, things left unsaid and the ambiguities tucked inside longing and motivation.

Josh is mostly friendly. Feel free to send a message. He reads them all!

Want a free copy of my first novel? I’ll send you The Adventures of the Imagination of Periphery Stowe just for signing up for my rarely used mailing list.