Jolene McIlwain’s writing appears online at Cincinnati Review, Prairie Schooner, Litro UK, Atticus Review, Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere, and was recently nominated for two Pushcarts and selected as a contest finalist by Glimmer Train, and semi-finalist in Nimrod’s Katherine Anne Porter Prize and both American Short Fiction’s Short and Short(er) Fiction contests. She’s an associate flash fiction editor at jmww journal and is currently working on a linked short fiction collection and novel set in the hills of the Appalachian plateau of Western Pennsylvania.
“My characters find ways to go on, even if they wind up in more trouble. They’re like plants that seek the light even if they have to twist themselves out of shape to find it:” Mary Ann McGuigan sits down with Jolene McIlwain to discuss the lines between stories and novels and YA and adult fiction, as well as Pieces, out from Bottom Dog Press.
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