Journalist, USA

A writer and journalist, Josh Flynn is Mash Stories’s official journalist and one of the main blog writers.

Josh transitioned into reporting after discovering the world of literary journalism during a college creative writing course. Inspired by the work of Susan Orlean he began writing essays and articles about his favorite topics: women’s basketball, music, and comics. His 2005 essay about the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four, “And Then There were Four,” won the Merrill & Marjorie Swedlund Award for Journalism. Since then he’s shared his obsessions with readers in publications such as Nuvo Newsweekly, Slam Magazine, NerdSpan, and Punchnel’s.

Josh studied creative writing, journalism, and art at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and Ball State University. He continues to write fiction and is also in the process of launching the digital magazine Two Clones, focused on comics, TV and film, games, literature, toys and the culture of fandom.