Writers Retreat and Practicum Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Ph.D. in English from Bowling Green State University
John Mauk has a PhD in English from Bowling Green State University. Trained in rhetoric and composition, he migrated to fiction in the years after his degree. In 2010 his short collection, The Rest of Us, won the Michigan Writer’s Cooperative Press chapbook contest. He was named winner of New Millennium Writings 2014 winter fiction contest. Salamander Magazine nominated his recent story, “The Hooligan Present,” for a Pushcart Prize. His first full collection, Field Notes for the Earthbound, which garnered two Pushcart nominations, is available from Black Lawrence Press. Mauk has also contributed essays to a range of online magazines, including Writer’s Digest, Beatrice.com, Three Guys One Book, The Portland Book Review, and Rumpus. Currently, he teaches at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.