"Jess Zimmerman is risking it all so that the rest of us can see the map and the shape of the world and travel through it with a little more confidence, even change it for the better." –Roxane Gay
I'm an editor at Quirk Books and a freelance writer of essays, fiction, and prose poetry. I was previously the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature, the founding editor of Archipelago, and a contributing editor for The Establishment. I'm the author of Women and Other Monsters (Beacon, 2021) and the coauthor of Basic Witches (Quirk, 2017). I've also been an opinion columnist (at the Guardian) a journalist (at FactCheck.org), a news writer (at Grist), and a teacher of rhetorical writing. I live in Philadelphia.