Ben Black is a fiction editor at Agni magazine. He has an MFA from San Francisco State University. His work has been published in the Southampton Review, New American Writing, Harpur Palate, The Los Angeles Review, Wigleaf, and other journals. His stories have been finalists for the Calvino Prize, the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest, the Fairy Tale Review Award in Prose, and the Prairie Schooner Book Award.

A Haunting in Wigleaf, October 2021

His Honor in, October 2021

A Pestilence in World Literature Today, January 2021

Kafka’s Mustache in Quarterly West, March 2018

“Loverboy” in The Southampton Review, June 2016

“The Wall” in Cream City Review, January 2016

“Blue” in The Los Angeles Review, February 2015

“A Bird in the House” performed on the Parnassus Review podcast, May 2014

(story starts at 56:43)

“Describing the Scenery” in Harpur Palate, February 2014

“Let’s Get Run Over” in Harpur Palate, February 2014

The Wolves” republished in Phone Fiction, 2013

–recorded here:

The Woodcutter’s Wife” in Smokelong Quarterly, April 2013
interview in Smokelong

The Paintings of the Suicide Machine” in fiction365, January 2013
Performed by Margarita Galindo at Action Fiction! in San Francisco:

“The City of the Dead” in theNewerYork, September 2012

“The Wolves” in New American Writing, June 2012

A Bird in the House” in Identity Theory, May 2012

We Are All Wearing Jackets” in fiction365, April 2012
Performed by Mark Plutanski at Action Fiction!

The Sculpture Garden” in fiction365, January 2012

“Perseverance” in fiore, Summer 2008