John Yunker is a writer of short stories, novels, and plays. 

The Tourist Trail began as a short story by the same name and won the Phoebe Journal Fiction Prize. His short stories have been published in FlywayQu and other publications. His full-length play Meat the Parents was a finalist in the 2014 Centre Stage New Plays Festival and 2015 AACT New Plays Contest semi-finalist. His one-act play Little Red House was published in the literary journal Mason’s Road, and produced in 2014 by the Studio Players Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky.

He is editor of the anthology Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction and Writing for Animals. He is co-founder of Ashland Creek Press, a vegan publisher devoted to environmental and animal literature. 

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