“The literary love child of Carson McCullers and John the Baptist, Ashleigh Bryant Phillips’s imagination is profoundly original and private."— Rebecca Lee, author of Bobcat.
“Ashleigh's stories are filled with a tremendous sense of humanity that’s nuanced and not derived from any other story — I love reading them, I'm energized by them.” — Robert Anthony Siegel, author of the essay collection Criminals.
“Ashleigh has helped me understand what writers are trying to do— time and place can be mixed up together, and if done right, the story sings to not only rural readers, but everyone. She has helped me understand that the South nurtures people and wounds people. She writes with love and precision."— Clyde Edgerton, novelist, Guggenheim fellow and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers
Ashleigh Bryant Phillips grew up (and still lives in) Woodland, North Carolina, there's no stop light. She earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington where she was a Byington fellow. She's led workshops to fifth graders, undergraduates, and senior citizens. Her stories have been nominated for Best of the Net, awarded Best Small Fictions 2019, and taught in creative writing classrooms. She wants to thank you for reading her work. Please, if it makes you feel anything tell others about it. And get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org