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Justin Taylor is a recent graduate of Utah Valley University. When not writing or sitting in parking lots, he can be found making conspiracy theories about whatever book he happens to be reading. 

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Warp & Weave: "Rooted" -Forthcoming

Warp & Weave: "Silken Braids" -Forthcoming


Warp & Weave: "A Portrait of Asphodels"

Warp & Weave: "The Lake"


Touchstones: "Dear Jeff,"

Essais: "A Necessity for Change: Shown through Ursula K. Le Guin's the Left Hand of Darkness"


Second Place for "Dear Jeff,"|Fall 2022 issue of Utah Valley University's Touchstones

Awarded by Ryan Ridge

"Few acts on earth surpass the feral joy of quitting a truly terrible job, and reading "Dear Jeff" is equally as thrilling. A workplace saga set in the shadows of COVID-19 and late capitalism, this epistolary piece is a love letter to the exit door. In an era of 'quiet quitting,' this timely tale tells the quiet part loud. I encourage you to crank some Johnny Paycheck ("Take This Job and Shove It") or the Ramones ("The Job That Ate My Brain") and read this story aloud. I did."

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