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Jessica Manack

creative communicator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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I'm a writer and editor based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania whose recent interests include Appalachian history, especially that of its women residents, Forest County and the PA Wilds, conservation and forest stewardship, parenting, and art on paper, particularly correspondence art. I am honored to be the recipient of a 2022 Curious Creators Grant and the winner of the Five South Spring 2022 poetry contest. My work was recently nominated for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2023. I'm also the Engagement Editor at Belt Magazine.

Read samples of my recent work below. Work has recently appeared in Still: the JournalThe Drift, the Rubbertop ReviewSheila-na-Gig online, San Pedro River Review, The Watershed Journal, Impost, Peregrine, North/South Appalachia, Litro MagazineWomen SpeakOrca, a Literary Journal, Northern Appalachia Review, Fine Print, Dinner Bell, The Ekphrastic Review, Lunch Ticket, and MAINTENANT, and is forthcoming in Hoot, SLAB and an anthology from Arachne Press. My articles about parenting have recently appeared on Insider, and Her View From Home.

My work was also included in the Sidewalk Poetry Project in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Find my words on Fifth Avenue!

Do you have a need for writing, proofreading or editing services? Contact me using the form below. 

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Piles of Books

Recent Work

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Orca, a Literary Journal

Image by Philippe Gauthier

Five South

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"The Guts of '80s Kids"
Maudlin House

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P. O. Box 99892 * Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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