Jac Jemc

Jac Jemc lives in Chicago where she writes fiction and poetry. Her first novel, My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) was a named a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. Her first full-length collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time, is due out in October 2014, also from Dzanc. A chapbook of stories, This Stranger She'd Invited In, sold out at Greying Ghost Press in March 2011.  Jac's writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize many a time and her story "Women in Wells" was featured in the 2010 Best of the Web. Jac received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed residencies at Ragdale and the Vermont Studio Center. She is a web fiction editor for Hobart and curator of the Non-Reader Spotlight, a series of interviews with people who claim they don't read. She is poetry editor at decomP and web fiction editor for Hobart.


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