“Jen Michalski’s second novel is an intense emotional commitment, but a worthwhile one.” – Ploughshares

“Jen is an astonishingly sensitive writer.” – HTML Giant

“Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.” – The Rumpus

“Jen is a writerly heavyweight.” – Nate Brown, American Short Fiction

“We’re lucky to have Michalski before the rest of the world discovers her. But they will.” – Baltimore City Paper

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Bad Ass Glow Pens

I'm excited to again be a judge for the 13th annual Fiction and Poetry Contest run by The Baltimore City Paper. I had so much fun in 2008 reading work, and I hope the entries this year will be just as badass.

You know who you are? You are a badass. And I know you submitted your badass work before November 11th so I will get to read it. If not, send it to jmww; we're still reading for the winter issue!

You know who I am? I am a glow face. And badass Sean Lovelace can run circles around my poke-slow jogging self. A 1:24:10 half-marathon, Sean? Can I smell your shoes?