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Each month we feature a successful woman writer. From award-winning poets to best-selling novelists, these women share their work with subscribers and offer advice on craft, the writing life, and balancing families and jobs with their creative goals.

May 2019 • Featured Writer


Jennifer Jordán Schaller

"Cultivating a writing life is more than setting time aside to write; cultivating a writing life includes giving myself the time and space to believe in my writing, even when making space for art feels self-indulgent. I have the right to a relationship with art. Everyone does."


Jennifer Jordán Schaller is a writer and teacher from Albuquerque. She graduated from the University of New Mexico's MFA program, and she has been writing for nearly as long as she has been reading.

Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction; Sonora Review; Georgetown Review Literary Magazine; Brain, Child; Ascent; New Mexico English Journal; and NPR’s This American Life. She also has upcoming work that will be featured in Mutha Magazine, and the first chapter of her memoir manuscript will appear in the next issue of Cutbank. To learn more about her, check out her website

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