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Jessica Elisheva Emerson

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Jessica's debut novel Olive Days is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press (Editor Dan López), Fall 2024. The manuscript placed second in the 2020 First Pages Prize judged by Sebastian Faulks, it was a finalist in the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, and a short portion was excerpted in the literary journal Drash

Her stories and poems have been published in journals including The Beloit Fiction Journal, Midwestern Gothic, Crucible, and Anemone Sidecar. Her original play The Greys was produced at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2010 and her BA in journalism from USC in 2001.

Jessica lives with her husband and children in Tucson, Arizona. 

Previously Published Short Stories

Stories published in print-only literary journals.



Jessica is represented by
Carolyn Forde and Amanda Orozco
at the Transatlantic Agency.

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