Joey Franklin is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Brigham Young University and a founding member of the editorial staff at Quotidiana.org. He is the author of My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married (Nebraska 2015), and his essays have appeared in Gettysburg Review; The Pinch; The Normal School; Florida Review; American Literary Review; and elsewhere. A 2006 essay, "Working at Wendy's," won the Random House Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers anthology contest and was recently re-anthologized in the 13th edition of The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction.
Assistant Professor of English at Brigham Young University (August 2012- )
Doctoral Degree in Creative Nonfiction and 20th Century American Regionalism from Texas Tech University (August 2012);
Master of Arts in English and creative writing from Ohio University (June 2009);
Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University (April 2007).
Member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (August 2012- ).
Author, Creator, Editor, Educator, Professor, Teacher, Writer
2018 Pushcart Nomination; 2016 Finalist - Utah Book Award; 2016 Best American Essays Notable Essay: "The Full Montaigne"; 2015 Creative Nonfiction Book of the Year - Association of Mormon Letters; 2015 Best American Essays Notable Essay: “Houseguest”; 2011 Sport Literate Magazine Essay Contest, First place; 2006 Grand Prize, Random House Contest,Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writer's.
Franklin has published various essays not related to the Church, including "Cool Enough, For the Moment."