Jonathan Freeman-Coppadge

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Baltimore, MD
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Author's Bio

In people, as in books, Jonathan values those who simultaneously take us out of ourselves and give us permission to be fully ourselves. A graduate of St. John's College and Bread Loaf School of English, he lives with his husband and son in Maryland, where he teaches English. He is Fiction Editor at Oyster River Pages, and is represented by Chris Kepner (The Kepner Agency).

Literary agent: 
Chris Kepner, The Kepner Agency

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
More Queer Families (Qommunicate Publishing, 2019)
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Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christian Biblical Memoirs (Wipf and Stock, 2017)
Journals: ,
Huffington Post
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Italian Americana
Prizes won: 
  • Taney Brazeal Award (first place), National Poetry Day Contest. Massachusetts State Poetry Society. 2016.
  • Mark Strand Poetry Prize (first place), National Poetry Day Contest. Massachusetts State Poetry Society. 2016.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
James Baldwin, Kate Chopin, Justin Torres, Jamie O’Neill, Marilynne Robinson, Christopher Isherwood, Jhumpa Lahiri, E.M. Forster, Toni Morrison, and Hanya Yanagihara.
What I'm reading now: 
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ
Born in: 
NJ
New Jersey
Raised in: 
PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: Oct 19, 2019