Joshua N. K. Rolnick

Founding Director

Josh Rolnick’s short story collection, Pulp and Paper, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, selected by Yiyun Li. His stories have also won the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize and the Florida Review Editor’s Choice Prize, and have been published in Harvard ReviewWestern Humanities ReviewBellingham ReviewGulf Coast, and Meridian (Spring 2020). He is a faculty lecturer at the Johns Hopkins MA in Writing Program, where he teaches Fiction Techniques and Creative Writing Workshop, as well as an instructor at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop in Brooklyn, NY. He currently serves as Fiction Editor of Paper Brigade, the annual literary journal of the Jewish Book Council. Josh holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins; he lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, Marcella, and four children.