Jessica Lee Richardson, goes by Jess/she/her. A New Jersey native, she lived in Brooklyn and performed Off-Broadway and elsewhere for years before earning her MFA in fiction from the University of Alabama. Her short story collection, It Had Been Planned and There Were Guides won the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize and was longlisted for a PEN/Robert W. Bingham award. Her fictions and poems have appeared in some great journals. They have also received some lovely honors. She is currently an Associate Professor at Coastal Carolina at work on a couple of books she hopes will see the daylight. She lives with her magical partner between the ocean and the intracoastal waterway. They are visited occasionally by foster dogs, turtles, herons, gators, snakes, foxes, frogs, swans, mud salamanders and humans.


*photo by multi-talented poet Joel Brouwer