Michele Finn Johnson’s short fiction collection, Development Times Vary, was the winner of the 2021 Moon City Press Short Fiction Award and is forthcoming in Fall 2022.

Michele’s creative nonfiction has been published in Mid-American Review, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Booth, Puerto del Sol, Pidgeonholes, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, The Ilanot Review, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been published or is forthcoming in A Public Space, Barrelhouse, Necessary Fiction,  The Adroit Journal, Bartleby SnopesThe Conium Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Split Lip Magazine, Corium Magazine, matchbook, and elsewhere.

Michele’s flash fiction, Santo Spirito, 1577, was selected for The Best Short Fictions 2019. Her creative nonfiction won an AWP Intro to Journals Project award and her fiction has received three nominations for a Pushcart Prize. Her work was long-listed for Wigleaf’s Top 50 in 2016 and 2017, nominated for Best of the Net in 2016 and 2017, and nominated for The Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction in 2019. Michele currently serves as the Fiction Editor at Split Lip Magazine.

Michele holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering, both from Villanova University. She founded her environmental strategies consulting practice, Artemis, in 2002. Michele is a member of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado.

Originally from Philadelphia, Michele now lives in Tucson with her husband, Karl. She is working on a novel and a collection of creative non-fiction. She tweets at @m_finn_johnson.

Photo: Cat Hope Photography

© Michele Finn Johnson 2022

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