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Peyton Burgess


Peyton Burgess
Peyton Burgess

Peyton Burgess received an MFA degree in fiction from New York University. While at NYU, he taught undergraduate creative writing, curated the KBG Emerging Writers Reading Series, and worked as fiction editor for Washington Square Review. He teaches creative writing and composition at Loyola, where he has served as fiction editor of New Orleans Review. His writing has appeared in Salon, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction Southeast, Xavier Review, La Fovea, Otis Nebula, Chicago Quarterly Review, and the anthology Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. 

Recent Publications

  • "I will take your boots off before the storm" Fiction Southeast, forthcoming
  • "On the Way End,""The Boot," and "Belatone Island has seven residents: you, me, our Maws and Paws, and Micro" a mini collection of stories, Xavier Review, Fall 2014
  • "Disaster Relief" Everywhere Stories: Short Stories from a Small Planet, October 2014
  • "Auction" Chicago Quarterly Review, Spring 2014
  • "Nauman's Installation" Otis Nebula, Fall 2012 issue


M.F.A. New York University; B.A. Loyola University New Orleans

Classes Taught

  • Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • Intro to Creative Writing
  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Travel Writing Workshop