Eric Boyd is a fiction writer living in Pittsburgh.
A recipient of a PEN American Center Prison Writing Award and Slice Magazine's Bridging the Gap Award, Boyd's work has been published by Guernica, Joyland, Hobart, and The Offing. His stories also appeared in the anthologies Prison Noir and Words Without Walls. He is the editor of The Pittsburgh Anthology.
Boyd holds an MFA from The Writers Foundry in Brooklyn. He wrote a story collection called Brownfields and is currently working on a novel called Rah-Rah.
† Nominated for pushcart prize
‡ Winner of Slice Magazine's Bridging the gap award
# voted as story of the month (Nov 2015); anthologized
‖ collab w. PEN america; later reprinted (w. illustrations) by sixpenny & Co.
Δ winner of PEN Prison Writing Award
E D I T I N G, T E A C H I N G +
Editor: The Pittsburgh Anthology
Guest Editor: The James Franco Review
Reader: Winter Tangerine’s ‘Hands Up Don't Shoot’ issue
Guest Editor: Dead Flowers, a poetry rag
Advising Editor: tNY Press
Judge: Waldman InTl Writing Competition (2016)
Panelist: Conversations & Connections (2014, 2015)
Panelist: N. America Review Conference (2015)
Teacher: Words Without Walls workshop
"This collection is stimulating...a portrait Boyd has designed to be from-the-streets, warts-and-all."
— Bill O'driscoll
THE PITTSBURGH ANTHOLOGY
Market Street Arts Festival (2013, fiction)
H.E. Francis Award (2015, Semi-finalist)
NAR Twitter Contest (Honorable Mention)
B. Snopes’ Story of the Month (Nov. 2015)
Tin House Summer Workshop (2014)
Pushcart Prize (nominated 2013/16/17)
INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES
a free, monthly writing workshop (sponsored by Chatham University's "Words Without Walls" program), held every 2nd Saturday at Steel Valley Roasters
AWP 2019 (3-30-19)
Creative freedom: Writing in US Prisons- a Panel featuring Michael Fischer, Ann Folwell, Randall Horton, and Mike Puican.
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"LIFE IN THE BROWNFIELDS"