Joshua Baize


Josh believes in art and literature as forces for change.

Before joining West Wing Writers, he spent several years drafting his first novel, which centered on environmental issues. Currently, he’s at work on another novel, this one inspired by the 2020 election. He brings to West Wing Writers a love for prose that helps shift opinions, inspire audiences, and solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Combining his passions for art and writing, Josh has also helped craft public communications at Artpace, a nonprofit residency program for visual artists in San Antonio. Recently, he has evaluated fiction and poetry submissions while serving as a Reader Fellow at The Yale Review.

At Yale University, Josh majored in English and concentrated in creative writing, graduating summa cum laude. His senior thesis won the Willets Prize for Fiction. Throughout college, he wrote and edited for the Yale Daily News, where he penned columns on his favorite artists, including Norman Lewis and Johnny Cash.

Josh is proud to have been born and raised in San Antonio, which he calls “the Paris of South Central Texas.” Besides writing, he enjoys perfecting his cornbread recipe and playing endless games of fetch with his yellow Lab, Axel.

Joshua Baize, Director at West Wing Writers