Wendell Mayo

Ohio, United States

Member Since: 03/15/2013

Wendell Mayo is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. His story collection, Survival House, was published in spring 2018 with SFASU Press. He is author of four more story collections: The Cucumber King of Kedainiai, winner of the Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction; Centaur of the North (Arte Público Press), winner of the Aztlán Prize and finalist in the Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Short Fiction; B. Horror and Other Stories (Livingston Press); and a novel-in-stories, In Lithuanian Wood (White Pine Press), which appeared in Lithuanian translation as Vilko Valanda [Engl: Hour of the Wolf] with Mintis Press in Vilnius. His chapbook of four stories, When the Moon Was Ours for the Taking, appeared with CutBank Books. Over one-hundred of his short stories have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, Manoa, Missouri Review, Boulevard, New Letters, Threepenny Review, Indiana Review, and Chicago Review. He is recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Fulbright to Lithuania (Vilnius University), two Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Master Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission.

Website: https://wmayo2.wixsite.com/wendellmayo

Twitter Username: @wmayo45


  • The Cucumber King of Kedainiai: Fictions , Subito Press (November 1, 2013)
  • B. Horror and Other Stories , Livingston Press (October 1, 1999)
  • In Lithuanian Wood (Novel-in-Stories) , White Pine Press (January 1, 1999)
  • Centaur of the North , Arte Publico Press (September 1, 1996)
  • Survival House: Stories , Stephen F. Austin State University (April 28, 2018)


  • Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction(2012)
  • Fulbright, Lithuania(2001)
  • NEA Creative Writing Fellowship(2000)
  • Premio Aztlan(2012)


  • Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Bowling Green State University (August 2012 - January 2012)


  • Doctoral Degree in Creative Writing and 20th Century Literature from Ohio University (June 2012)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Wriiting from Vermont College of Fine Arts (January 2012)

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