Emily Koon

“Offering up a mixture a flash fiction and disarming character portraits, Koon delivers a beguiling, fresh collection.”

Publisher’s Weekly

I am a fiction writer and author of We Are Still Here, a short story collection from Conium Press. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and work in the publications below.


The Ghosts of St. Louis – The Rumpus

The People Who Live in the Sears – The Conium Review

Winner of the 2015 Innovative Fiction Contest

United Parcel Service – The Conium Review

Butterbean – The Conium Review

Golden Horizons – Potomac Review

Myrtle Shirley

The Water Goblin Paper Darts

What Happens at Home Since I’ve Gone Away Portland Review

In a Dark Wood Literary Orphans

Quantum Tentacles ~ Fiddleblack

Relámpago del Catatumbo ~ Atticus Review

Holes ~ Thin Air

The End of Everything ~ Bluestem Magazine

Magdalene Hot Metal Bridge

So Then Pam Wakes Up and Bobby’s in the Shower, Acting Like Nothing Happened ~ fwriction : review

Moonlight Madness ~ Word Riot

Renascentia Midway Journal

Nancy’s Rat ~ Camera Obscura

Miss Orange Blossom County ~ TINGE Magazine

Moss ~ Necessary Fiction

Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob, a Fruit Cup and Our Bare Hands ~ Monkeybicycle

Circling ~ Bayou

Shame ~ A cappella Zoo

Silver Lake ~ Meridian

TNT ~ Quarterly West


We Are Still Here – Winner, Conium Press Book and Chapbook contest

The People Who Live in the Sears – Winner, The Conium Review 2015 Innovative Fiction Contest

Everyone You Love, Everyone You Know, Everyone You Ever Heard Of (Chapbook) – Finalist, Gold Line Press Chapbook Contest