Robert McGuill is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Narrative Magazine Contest Winner, and "Best of the Net" nominee. His story collection "The Outskirts of Nowhere" was a 2014 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest semi-finalist, and a 2015 St. Lawrence Book Award semi-finalist. McGuill's short story "Requiem for a Bantamweight" was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Machigonne Fiction Writing contest, and his short story "Desperado" was named a finalist in American Fiction 2015.  In 2016, McGuill's short story "Riverbound" was named a finalist for the Sequestrum New Writers Award, and his short story collection, The Second Time Around was name a finalist for the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award for Fiction. In 2017, McGuill’s short story "Unseen" was named a finalist for the University of Arizona's Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Competition. His works of fiction have appeared in literary magazines throughout the U.S. and abroad.

McGuill lives and writes in Colorado. He is an assistant editor with Narrative Magazine.