John Wiswell is a disabled writer who lives where New York keeps all of its trees. He is the winner of the 2021 Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and a Locus and Hugo finalist. He is an alumnus of Viable Paradise.

His most recent short story is "For Lack of a Bed," about a demonic sofa out to eat you when you’re distracted by how cozy it is, published in Diabolical Plots. His work has also appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Nature Futures, Fireside Magazine, Cast of Wonders, Podcastle, and Pseudopod, among other fine venues. His story "Open House on Haunted Hill" will appear in Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Pyr Books, 2022), and his story "8-Bit Free Will" will appear in We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2020 (eds. Clark and Payseur; Neon Hemlock, 2021).