Wendell Mayo

Wendell Mayo


301 East Hall


Degrees and Institutions

Ph.D. English, Ohio University
M.F.A. Fiction Writing, Vermont College
B.A. Print Journalism, University of Toledo
B.S. Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Area: Creative Writing, Fiction; Twentieth Century British and American Literature

Research Interests: Fiction writing; Eastern European (Baltic) literature

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses in creative writing, modern fiction, and contemporary fiction. Graduate courses in fiction writing and creative writing pedagogy.  

Select Publications

The Cucumber King of Kedainiai
. [Story Collection.] Boulder, CO: Subito Press, 2013.


When the Moon Was Ours for the Taking.  [Story Collection.] Missoula, MT: Cutbank, 2017. (in press).

Short Stories in Journals

“Burn Barrel.” Lake Effect 21 (2017). (in press)
“When the Moon Was Ours for the Taking.” Event 45.3 (2017). (in press)
“Rain Enough.” Per Contra 39 (2016). Web.
“Story of a Postcard.” Chariton Review 38.2 (2016): 10-16.
“Christmas Boots.” Draugas News 3.12 (2015): 10.
“Green Fire Ponds of Molėtai.” Prism Review 17 (2015): 10-21.
“Cherry Pie.” Hotel Amerika 13 (2015): 17-22.
“You Will Be the Third One— .” The Prague Review (May 2015). Web.
“Plow.” Masque & Spectacle (March 2015). Web.

Work in Progress


Other Information:

Wendell Mayo is also author of three more full-length story collections: Centaur of the North; B. Horror and Other Stories; and a novel-in-stories, In Lithuanian Wood. He’s recipient of the Premio Aztlán, an NEA fellowship, and a Fulbright to Lithuania. Over one-hundred of his short stories have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, New Letters, Missouri Review, Prism International, and others.