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Dan Crawley is the author of the novella Straight Down the Road (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2019) and the short story collection The Wind, It Swirls (Cowboy Jamboree Press, 2021). His writing appears in a number of journals and anthologies, including JMWW, Lost Balloon, North American Review, SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years 2003-2013, Wigleaf, Quarterly West, and Atticus Review. He is a recipient of an Arizona Commission on the Arts creative writing fellowship. Also, he is a Best of the Web nominee, a two-time Best Small Fictions nominee, a two-time Best of the Net nominee, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and appears on the Wigleaf Top 50 longlist (2019, 2021). His work won a Bath Flash Fiction Award 2019 Novella-in-Flash highly commended prize. Recently, he has been a Contributing Editor for Best Microfiction, a guest judge for The Sunlight Press Spring 2021 Flash Fiction Contest, and a Little Patuxent Review fiction reader.

He has taught creative writing, composition, and literature courses for 24 years at a number of community colleges and universities throughout the Southwest. And for three years, he was a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University, leading fiction workshops at all levels.