Ashley Farmer

Ashley Farmer is the author of a chapbook and three books, most recently the poetry collection The Women (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). Her essays, poems, and stories can be found in places like Gay Magazine, TriQuarterly, The Progressive, Flaunt, Nerve, Gigantic, Buzzfeed, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. Ashley has received a 2019 Best American Essays Notable Essay distinction, Ninth Letter's 2018 Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Review's 2017 Short Fiction Award, and fellowships from Syracuse University and the Baltic Writing Residency.

Ashley holds degrees from the University of Louisville and the Syracuse University Creative Writing MFA Program. A former editor of ATOMICA Magazine and Salt Hill Journal, she currently serves as fiction editor for the literary magazine Juked. She lives in Salt Lake City with the writer Ryan Ridge.



  • The Women, poetry, Civil Coping Mechanisms (Fairfax, VA), 2016.
  • The Farmacist, novella, Jellyfish Highway Press (Atlanta, GA), 2015.
  • Beside Myself, stories, Tiny Hardcore Press (Charleston, IL), 2013. 
  • Farm Town, chapbook, Rust Belt Bindery (Moorhead, MN), 2012.