Wes Blake’s work has appeared in Louisiana Literature Journal, Fiction Southeast, Blood & Bourbon, Arkansan Review, White Wall Review, Route 7 Review, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Jelly Bucket, Shark Reef, and Level: Deep South. His novel, Antenna, was a semifinalist for a book prize from the University of New Orleans Press; the book also received the Outstanding Graduate Project Award from Eastern Kentucky University. He holds an MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio. Wes attended the Disquiet Literary Conference in Portugal. He’s currently seeking representation for his novel and is working on an essay collection. Wes has written obituaries, worked in a Cajun restaurant, worked as a security guard, sold advertising, and taught writing to high school and college students. He grew up in Kentucky.