Jess is a Wulfrunian* writer and reviewer based in London UK.
Editors say her creative writing is 'fierce and compassionate', and loved ones say 'I just don't get it'. Since (re)picking up a pen in 2019, Jess's short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize '19, the Sundress Press 'Best of the Net' 2020, shortlisted for the Retreat West Prize 2021, and listed in the Best British and Irish Flash Fiction (BIFFY 50) 19-20. Her stories are often a bit queer, a tad speculative, and often focus on issues of (dis)connection, identity, and climate anxiety. She is currently 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. Jess is a contributing reviewer of contemporary fiction for award-winning Manchester based literary magazine Lunate. In summer 2022 she was invited to join the Reader's Panel of Peirene, a small independent press in the UK focussing on translated fiction.
Jess also enjoys exploring film and TV narrative: with feature essays published in Bright Wall/Dark Room, and Screen Speck .
As an interviewer she will encourage rambling about craft, language, and say 'interesting!' a lot.
Jess identifies as a queer woman writer, and uses she/her pronouns.
Tweets on writing, reading, poetry, and film geekery @ jesskamoody
*Expect interesting vowel sounds.
©J Moody 2021