I’m a transplanted southerner very happy to be living in Lewiston, Maine, where I work as a full-time writer and editor, and part-time librarian. My short fiction appears in CrazyhorseMid-American ReviewVestal ReviewRiver StyxSliver of Stone Magazine, and many other journals, as well as in the Maine anthology Summer Stories. I have been a Maine Arts Commission Literary Fellow and a finalist for the Maine Literary Award, and my work has been selected for the Best Small Fictions anthology and nominated for a Pushcart. I’m currently revising a collection of linked stories, and researching a novel inspired by five real women of 1890s Central Maine.

See links to a few of my more recent publications just below (and links to all my published fiction here). Page down further for coming events. Contact me at Facebook.

The photo above captures the Great Falls between Lewiston and her sister city Auburn, showing my favorite part of Lewiston’s cityscape. You can learn more about Joan Cyr’s photography here.