Miciah Bay Gault is the author of the novel Goodnight Stranger (Park Row Books, 2019), which was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and a First Fictions feature in Poets & Writers. It was also longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.

Miciah is currently guest fiction editor for the Harvard Review and coordinator of the Vermont Book Award. Miciah’s fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column, Tin HouseLitHub, Electric LiteratureSalonThe Harvard ReviewPoets & WritersThe SunThe Southern ReviewAgniThe Literary Review, and in the anthology Contemporary Vermont Fiction (Green Writers Press, 2014). A graduate of the Syracuse MFA program, Miciah served as the editor of the literary journal Hunger Mountain for nine years, and as faculty in the Writing & Publishing program at VCFA.


MFA - Creative Writing | Syracuse University

MEd - Secondary Language Arts Education | Portland State University

BA - Creative Writing | Bard College

Selected work

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/poetry]

Natasha Sajé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry/CNF]

Ellen Lesser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Adam McOmber

Faculty Co-chair, MFA in Writing [fiction/hybrid forms]; Editor in Chief, Hunger Mountain Review

Robin MacArthur

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat

Hasanthika Sirisena

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]