Fern Gully


"Fern Gully" was first published in Pangyrus magazine.

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About the Author

Jonathan Escoffery’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, AGNI, ZYZZYVA, Pleiades, Salt Hill, The Caribbean Writer, Creative Nonfiction, The Best American Magazine Writing 2020, and elsewhere. His most recent honors include winning the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellowship, the 2020 National Magazine Award for Fiction from the American Society of Magazine Editors, and a 2020 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico grant. He has received awards and honors from The Best American Short Stories anthology, Aspen Words, Prairie Schooner, Passages North, the Somerville Arts Council, The Writers' Room of Boston, Kimbilio Fiction, the Anderson Center, Wellspring House, and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Jonathan earned his MFA in Fiction from the University of Minnesota where he was a DOVE Fellow, a COSP Fellow, and the Fiction Editor at Dislocate magazine. He attends the University of Southern California’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program as a Provost Fellow. For a full listing of his publications and projects, please visit

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