Jared Povanda

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Jared Povanda is an internationally published writer, poet, and freelance editor from upstate New York. He has been nominated multiple times for Best of the Net and Best Microfiction, and his writing can be found in fine venues such as PidgeonholesCheap Pop, Hobart, HAD, Maudlin House, Ellipsis Zine, Emerge Literary Journal, and Wrongdoing Magazine, among numerous others. He holds a degree in Creative Writing from Ithaca College, where he graduated Summa cum Laude.



Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

My Body, My Words (Big Table Publishing Company, 2018)
Bending Genres
Daily Drunk
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Ellipsis Zine
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Cheap Pop
Ellipsis Zine
Emerge Literary Journal
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Wrongdoing Magazine
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Winning Work

"We Wanted to Sing it From the Light" First Place in Versification's Fierce Flash Contest, June 2021

Nominated Work

"We Wanted to Sing it From the Light" Nominated for Best of the Net by Versification (2021),

"Hot Blood, Cold Snow" Nominated for Best of the Net by Wrongdoing Magazine (2021), 

"Endless Cycles" Nominated for Best Microfiction by Emerge Literary Journal (2020),

"Ongoing" Nominated for Best Microfiction by Stanchion (2021)

Distinguished Work

"Clawing" Longlisted for Pidgeonhole's THE BODY Contest,

"Repository, or a New Prayer" Longlisted for Emerge Literary Journal's This is Not Prose, a Prose Poem Contest

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Donna Tartt, Diana Gabaldon, Maggie Stiefvater, Krista & Becca Ritchie, Pierce Brown, Cassandra Clare, J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts, Sally Rooney, Kazue Kato, and many, many more.

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New York
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New York
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Last update: Sep 28, 2022