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jennifer fliss


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My short story collection, As If She Had a Say is out from Northwestern University Press/Curbstone Books. Order it here!

As If She Had a Say was selected as the June Book Club pic at The Rumpus! Learn more here.


My flash collection, The Predatory Animal Ball came out in December 2021.

I have a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and a certificate in Literary Fiction from the University of Washington. I've been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and was selected for inclusion in the 2022 and 2019 Best Small Fictions anthologies. My over 200 creative writing pieces have appeared in print and online in places like The Rumpus, PANK, The Washington PostF(r)iction,The Kitchn, and elsewhere. I was the 2018/2019 Pen Parentis Fellow, and a recipient of a 2019 Artist Trust GAP award.


When not doing things associated with writing (this is rare), I can be found riding my bike, running, trying to learn the ukulele, pining for New York, intellectually sparring with my young daughter, and occasionally swinging on the flying trapeze (really.)

​You can call me "Jen" and my pronouns are she / her. If you reach out, please let me know what yours are.

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