Juan Martinez


Juan Martinez is the author of Best Worst American, a story collection published by Small Beer Press and the winner of the Neukom Institute Award for Debut Speculative Fiction. His novel Extended Stay was published by University of Arizona Press’s Camino del Sol series in January 2023. He lives near Chicago and is an associate professor at Northwestern University. His work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Ecotone, Small Odysseys, McSweeney’s, Glimmer Train, The Sunday Morning Transport, Shenandoah, Huizache, NPR’s Selected Shorts, Mississippi Review, NIGHTMARE, and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in Flash Fiction America. Visit and say hi at https://fulmerford.com