Michelle Blair Wilker is a Los Angeles writer and producer. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Whistlingfire, Unheard LA, Felix Magazine, Storgy, and The Huffington Post. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s November 2012 contest for new writers and shortlisted for the 2015 Fresher Writing Prize. In 2017, she attended DISQUIET: Dzanc Books International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, and was featured in The New Short Fiction Series in Los Angeles. Her first book, Chain Linked Stories was published in June of 2018 through Post Hill Press and Simon & Schuster. The collection was selected for the 2018 Montana Book Festival. Wilker's newest story "The Ficus" was a finalist in Tupelo Quarterly's Fall 2018 Prose Open.

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • Finalist: Tupelo Quarterly's Prose Open, November 2018
  • New Short Fiction Series: Los Angeles, August 2017
  • Short Listed : Fresher Writing Prize 2015