Jackson Bliss

Fiction Writer

Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Jackson Bliss is the winner of the 2020 Noemi Press Award in Prose and the mixed-race/hapa author of Counterfactual Love Stories & Other Experiments (Noemi Press, 2021), Amnesia of June Bugs (7.13 Books, 2022), Dream Pop Origami (Unsolicited Press, 2022), and the speculative fiction hypertext, Dukkha, My Love (2017).  His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Ploughshares, Guernica, Antioch Review, TriQuarterly, ZYZZYVA, Columbia Journal, Fiction, Quarterly West, Boston Review, Longreads, and Multiethnic Literature in the US, among othersHe is an assistant professor of English & creative writing at Bowling Green State University. 

Publications & Prizes

Amnesia of June Bugs (7.13 Books, 2022)
Dream Pop Origami (Unsolicited Press, 2022)
Counterfactual Love Stories & Other Experiments (Noemi Press, 2021)
3AM Magazine
African American Review
Angel City Review
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Connecticut Review
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Kartika Review
Kenyon Review
New York Times
Notre Dame Review
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Quarter After Eight
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South Loop Review
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the Huffington Post
Tin House
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Prizes won: 

2020 Noemi Prize Book Prize in Prose, U.S.C. College Merit Award Fellowship, F.L.A.S. Fellowship in Japanese, A.C.E/Nikaido Grant, La Vie de Bohème Award, Kaneb Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, 1st Runner Up of the 2013 Poets & Writer's California Exchange Award in fiction, Sparks Prize

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Zadie Smith, Aimee Bender, Haruki Murakami, Toni Morrison, W.G. Sebald, Leslie Jamison, Junot Díaz, Lydia Davis, Adrian Tomine, Banana Yoshimoto, J.D. Salinger, & Joan Didion.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English, French, Spanish
Born in: 
Traverse City, MI
Raised in: 
Chicago & the West Coast
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Last update: Sep 09, 2021