Writing, Etc.

Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt*, Penguin, Anthology, August 2005, eds. Julie Doughty, Ruth Ellenson

*Los Angeles Times Bestseller, Non-Fiction

* Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, 2005

  • “What’s In A Name,” poem, True Identity, 2020, ed. April Bulmer
  • “A Simple Astrology”, fiction, short story, Descant, Summer issue 2010, ed. Karen Mulhallen
  • Frequent contributor, feature articles, The Jewish Magazine, August 2007-2009, ed. Helen Hatzis
  • “The Making of a Reader”*, personal essay, Family Outlook Magazine, Summer 2008, ed. Jasmine Miller * winner of Magnum Opus Award
  • “Blue Eyes, Almost Black”, fiction, short story, CAJE’s JEN, Educational Journal. Summer 2006, ed. Judy Resnick, David Dornstein Prize for fiction
  • “Someone Else’s Truth”, non-fiction essay, So To Speak, Literary Journal, Winter/Spring 2005, eds. Heather Holliger and Anna Habib, “The Earth Turns in Circles”, fiction, short story, nycBigCityLit, Literary Magazine, November 2002, ed. Maureen Holm
  • “A Good Life”, prose poetry, nycBigCityLit, Literary Magazine, July 2002, ed. Maureen Holm
  • “A Drought of Rainfall”, fiction, short story, Oklahoma Review, Literary Magazine, Spring 2002, ed. Daniel Long
  • “Cantors Deli Mural”, article and “Visible Ink”, feature article, 12, National Jewish Magazine, Sept. 2001, ed. Geoff Ledet and Diana Katz
  • “A Good Life”, prose poetry and “Hard Earth”, poetry, Eleven Bulls, Literary Magazine, May 2001
  • “When the Drought Came, It Fell Like Rain”, fiction, short story, EM Literary, Literary Magazine, Premiere Issue, Spring 2001, ed. Brandon Mise
  • Frequent contributor, Medium


  • Vermont Studio Centre Artists’ Grant- Residency April 2007
  • Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2006
  • Summer Literary Seminar, St. Petersburg, Russia 2004 & 2006
  • West Chester Poetry Conference, West Chester, Pennsylvania 2004
  • Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury, Vermont, Wait staff 2001, Support Staff 2002


  • Toronto Arts Council Grant, Toronto, Ontario, 2008
  • Finalist: 2007 Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, Judge: Robert Dana
  • David Dornstein Prize, 2nd place Fiction, Coalition of Advancement for Jewish Education, 2005
  • Eden Mills Literary Prize, 2nd place (subgenre Poetry: 1st Place), Eden Mills Literary Festival, 2003


Writing to Create a Personal Connection with Jenna Kalinsky,” The Business Society Podcast, February 22, 2021, Episode 23

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