Jen Michalski is author of the novel The Tide King, winner of the 2012 Big Moose Prize, the short story collections From Here and Close Encounters, and the novella collection Could You Be With Her Now. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, a co-host of The 510 Readings and the biannual Lit Show, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown. She also is the editor of the anthology City Sages: Baltimore, which Baltimore Magazine called a "Best of Baltimore" in 2010. She lives in Baltimore, MD. She tweets at https://twitter.com/MichalskiJen.
Woman's Best Confidant
I love collaboration. I love collaborating with Michael Kimball on the 510 Reading Series. I love collaborating with Betsy Boyd on The Lit Show. I especially love working with so many great editors putting out jmww. And now I'm happy to announce my latest partnership with someone nearest and dearest to my heart, my dog Sophie. Her advice column "Good Human," in which she applies her obedience training to matters of the human kind, is now live.
I guess it's not really an equal collaboration. I mean, she does all the thinking and advicing. I just type her answers in because, as we've learned, her toes are too fat for the keyboard.