Jess [she/her] is a Wulfrunian writer and reviewer in London. She likes her words and worlds a little weird.

Latest news:


  • December 2021 - Two short stories longlisted for the Retreat West 2021 Prize (judging remains anonymous), and contributed to Lunate's Books of the Year 2021 feature.
    November 2021 - Reviewed 'The Book of Barcelona' for Lunate. 
  • October 2021 - Interviewed author Ben Pester, and reviewed Sariyu Srivatsa's 'That Was' for Lunate.
  • September 2021 - Reviewed Alison MacLeod's 'Tenderness' for Lunate.
  • August 2021 - 'Sister of the Jilted Bride' Shortlisted with Retreat West, and reviewed 'The Book of Reykjavic' for Lunate.
  • July 2021 - 'Writing Michael with You' selected for the 'b a r o q u e ' guest editorial at Lucy Writers' Platform
  • About


    Editors say her creative writing is 'fierce and compassionate', and loved ones say 'I just don't get it'. Since starting to write short and very short literary fiction in 2019,  Jess has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize '19, the Sundress Press 'Best of the Net' 2020, and selected for the Best British and Irish Flash Fiction (BIFFY 50) 19-20, and been a finalist or shortlisted in several competitions. Her stories often centre a queering of gender and sexuality,  intertextuality, and a nod to speculative fiction/magic realism. Because that's all good fun, dammit.  She is currently writing a novel (fancy), and working on several longer short stories.

    As a reader and reviewer she shows her love with margin-scrawl, folded corners, cracked spines, and coffee-rings.

    As an interviewer she will encourage rambling about craft, language, and say 'interesting' a lot.

    Click the menu (top right) for links to fiction, book reviews, features and more.