Arya F. Jenkins

Fiction Writer

Struthers, OH
Ohio US

Author's Bio

Arya F. Jenkins is a Colombian-American poet and writer whose work has been published in journals and zines such as About Place Journal, Across the Margins, Agave Magazine, American Writers Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Awakenings Review, Blue Heron Review, Cleaver Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, Eunoia Review, The Feminist Wire, Fictive Dream, Five on the Fifth, The Fictional Café, Flash Fiction Magazine, Glassworks Magazine, Hawaii Pacific Review, Jerry Jazz Musician, MacQueen's Quinterly, The Matador Review, Metafore Literary Magazine, Mojave Literary Review, Parhelion Literary Magazine, Pulse, Rag Queen Periodical, Serving House Journal, Sinister Wisdom, Sleet Magazine, Vol. 1 Sunday Stories Series, and many others. Her fiction has received several nominations for the Pushcart Prize; in 2021, she received one for the Best of the Net Anthology. Her poetry has also been nominated for the Pushcart. She is the author of four poetry chapbooks, Jewel Fire (AllBook Books, 2011), Silence Has A Name (Finishing Line Press, 2016), Love & Poison (Prolific Press, 2019), and Singing in the Dark (Alien Buddha Press, 2022), a short story collection, Blue Songs in an Open Key (Fomite, 2018) and a mixed genre novel, Punk Disco Bohemian (NineStar Press, 2021).

Publications & Prizes

Punk Disco Bohemian (NineStar Press, 2021)
Blue Songs in An Open Key (Fomite Press, 2018)
Prizes won: 

Jerry Jazz Musician Short Story Contest for "So What" in 2012


Pushcart Prize Nominations--(poetry) 2015; (fiction) 2017; (fiction) 2018

Best of the Net Nomination--(fiction) 2021

Pushcart Nomination--(poetry) 2022

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mary Karr NF/Mem Jeanette Winterson F/Mem Lucia Berlin SS Alice Munro SS Lydia Davis SS Annie Ernaux Mary Oliver P Cynthia Atkins P James Baldwin NF F. Scott Fitzgerald SS/F
What I'm reading now: 
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro, The Scandal of the Century by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Red Comet by Heather Clark

More Information

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Fluent in: 
English, French, Spanish
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and U.S.
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Last update: Dec 29, 2022