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John Dishwasher

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John Dishwasher lives and writes in Southern California. His plays, stories, poems and essays have appeared in scores of publications, including Eyeshot, Slow Trains Literary Journal, Ducts, Gone Lawn and Modern Literature.

In 2017 John Dishwasher's play "The Dropped Call" was produced for a nationwide American audience by Shoestring Radio Theatre in San Francisco. That same play was a prize winner in the 2017 Helen Jean Play Contest. In 2019 the play was performed for a live audience in Chicago by The Whiskey Radio Hour.

Wigleaf magazine long listed his story "The Dinner Party" among the best very short fictions of 2012. His story "We, the Fat" was nominated for Best of the Net 2018.

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