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’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. Miciah now teaches in the MFA in Writing & Publishing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as a manuscript mentor for the VCFA Novel Retreat.

photo credit: Daryl Burtnett



MFA | Syracuse University

MEd | Portland State University

BA | Bard College

Selected work