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About Eric Shay Howard


Eric Shay Howard lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s the author of the fiction collection, Crushes, and a former literary editor. He works at a law firm and is writing his second book.

He’s a graduate student in the Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA in Creative Writing program at Eastern Kentucky University. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Western Governors University.

Photo by Ben Keeling.

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Eric submits some of his stories to literary magazines and journals. Check back here soon for links and news about his literary publications. His books can be found here.

Awards & Honorable Mentions

Bluegrass Writers Studio Emerging Writer Award Finalist – 2022

Work selected for University of Louisville’s Axton Reading Series Masterclass by Michelle Latiolais – 2015

University of Louisville Creative Writing Scholarship Award – 2015