Creative Writing MFA at University of Montana

Writing & Literature BA at Naropa University



Horror Vacui (House of Vlad, 2021)

Cheap Yellow (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018)


“The Glory Hole” The End Magazine Issue 2: Love 2024

I-15” Southwest Review Volume 108.4 2024

The Escombros Bug” Fence 2023

“Jeff! Bess!” SAD HAPPENS, ed. Brandon Stosuy (Simon & Schuster 2023)

The Lunch Lady” Fence 2022

The Palace” Southwest Review Volume 107.1 2022

A Targeted Ad” Flaunt Magazine Issue 181 2022

Clostromonia & Epsilon” X-R-A-Y Magazine 2022

2AM in Brownsville” Hobart 2022

Like Goldfish” Joyland Magazine 2021

Self-Isolation Diary” Newest York 2020

you haven’t written about me in years” NAILED Magazine 2016 

dear rowdy” ENTROPY 2015


“Three Poems” SARKA Issue 03 2024

“MET Poem 3” Archways 1, ed. Chris Molnar (Archways Editions 2023)

Three Poems” No Contact Mag 2022

Three Poems” Forever Magazine 2022

Four Poems” Hobart 2020

DIAMONDS” [PANK] Magazine 2020

Two Poems” Peach Magazine 2020

Two Poems” The Nervous Breakdown 2018

Three Poems” Wonder Magazine 2018

Home for the Holidays” The Rumpus 2018

Three Poems” New York Tyrant 2017

“A ROCK DID IT,” “outdoor patio,” & “housewarming party” Funhouse Magazine 2017 [PRINT]

THREE POEMS” Potluck Magazine 2016

“wednesday,” “thursday,” & “friday” Spy Kids Review 2016 [PRINT]

untitled” Queen Mob’s Tea House 2016

“what i knew first” Witch Craft Magazine 2016 [PRINT]


THREE POEMS” Hobart 2015

spank me sideways” TAGVVERK 2015



Several Interviews @ The Creative Independent 2021-current

We Only Do What We Must” Southwest Review 2022

Released from SufferingBOMB 2021

Time Is Money The Rumpus 2020


Another Fucking Writing Podcast (2023)

Skylit: Shy Watson: Horror Vacui (Skylight Books Podcast Series 2021)

Episode 60: Shy Watson on Horor Vacui (1storypod 2021)

Author Shy Watson On Writing What’s True to Your Experience by Elle Nash (The Creative Independent 2021)

Entitled to Feel Something Dark by Brad Casey (X-R-A-Y Magazine 2021)

Always in Flux: A Conversation with Shy Watson by Amy Saul-Zerby (The Rumpus 2021)

Jon Lemay Reviews Shy Watson (Barrelhouse 2021)

Episode 15: Shy Watson (Selected Prose Podcast 2021)

All Romance is Love but Not All Love is Romance by Catch Breath (Fanzine 2018)

A Conversation w/ Shy Watson and Bud Smith (Hobart 2018)

Mini-Interview Project #136: Shy Watson by Jackson Frons (The Rumpus 2018)


Co-Founder & Editor at Blush Lit // January 2019-current

Publicity Intern at Wonder Press // August 2017-August 2018

Assistant Editor at The Rumpus // March 2017-January 2018

Poetry Editor & Writer at fields magazine // October 2014-October 2017

Prose Editor at Bombay Gin // Fall 2015


Introduction to Fiction Workshop // University of Montana 2022-2023

Contemporary Poets & Poetry: Online Workshop  //  Catapult 2021-2023

Writ 101: College-Level Writing  //  University of Montana 2021-2022


Monson Arts residency in Monson, Maine  2023

CRIT Works, fiction workshop led by Tony Tulathimutte  2020

Mors Tua Vita Mea, fiction residency led by Chelsea Hodson and Giancarlo DiTrapano  2019

Field School, poetry workshop led by Elaine Kahn  2019

Bud Smith’s workshop, untitled fiction workshop at Bud Smith’s house  2019

Cool Memories, poetry workshop led by Ben Fama  2018