Josh Rolnick, Adjunct Faculty

Josh Rolnick teaches fiction writing at the Johns Hopkins University M.A. in Writing Program as well as the Sackett Street Writers Workshop in New York City. His short story collection, Pulp and Paper, won the 2011 John Simmons Short Fiction Award, selected by Yiyun Li. His stories have also won the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize and the Florida Review Editor’s Choice Prize. They have been published in Harvard Review, Western Humanities Review, Bellingham Review, Gulf Coast, and Storyville, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New American Voices. Rolnick was a 2012 Writer in Residence at the Chautauqua Institution; he has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa and the Patient Voice Project, and has served as a repeat presenter at New York City public and community schools.

He is currently a board advisor for A Public Space, a literary journal based in Brooklyn, NY, as well as publisher of Sh’ma, a journal of Jewish ideas. He formerly served as managing editor of Moment, where he founded the annual Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest, and he has reported or edited at media organizations including the Associated Press, Congressional Quarterly, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Rolnick holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. in international history from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Book Council and an advisor for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife and four children. His website is

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Josh Rolnick