About & Work


2020-06-23 Wendie Winslow WEB © Jeff Roberts Imaging (8)W. S. Winslow was born and raised in Maine but spent her working life in Boston, New York and San Francisco. A ninth-generation Mainer, she now lives in a small town Downeast most of the year. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in French from the University of Maine and an MFA from NYU. Her work has appeared in Lit Hub, Electric Lit, Yemassee Journal and Bird’s Thumb. Her first novel, The Northern Reach, was published by Flatiron Books in 2021. She is currently working on a second novel and a short story collection.



The Northern Reach, a novel, now available from Flatiron Books
Trinity, Bird’s Thumb, October, 2018 (print and audio) | Author interview
Mother Ship, Yemassee Journal, 24.2, Fall 2017
Slow Train to Brooklyn, Punchnel’s, January 7, 2014


Lit Hub, Darkest New England, March 3, 2021
Electric Lit, Maine in All Its Complexity, March 4, 2021
Bird’s Thumb, December, 2018, Read Better, Write Better


Humor: Punchnel’s, December 9, 2013, I Like to Swear
Kitchen Slattern, A blog, more humor than cooking, 2012-16