Emily Woodworth grew up in Sisters, Oregon, where she developed a love for nature and the psychological pathologies that permeate small towns. As a descendant of the Karuk Tribe, she enjoys studying and deconstructing the tropes of the Western genre. She graduated in 2020 with an MFA from CalArts, where she attended on a Lillian Disney Scholarship.
Recent work has appeared in Joyland, No Contact, CAROUSEL, and more. She’s been nominated for some Pushcart Prizes, made the long-list for Wigleaf’s Top 50, and was a finalist for cream city review’s Summer Prize in Fiction, among other honors. Emily has held fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. She’s currently a fiction editor for Ruminate Magazine.