Editor, Everyday People | Creator, Minorities in Publishing Podcast
Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and contributing editor to Electric Literature. In 2017, she was awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship & Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant (as well as their award for Artistic Excellence) for Nonfiction Literature. Jennifer is the editor of the short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018). Her writing has appeared in Newtown Literary (for which her short story “The Pursuit of Happiness” was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize), Boston Literary Magazine, Eclectic Flash, The Offing, Poets & Writers, The Other Stories podcast, Kweli Journal, and The Female Complaint anthology from Shade Mountain Press. She has also contributed to Forbes.com, LitHub, the Billfold, School Library Journal, and Bustle, among other online publications.
We write nonfiction to change ourselves and the world; we write to witness, transform, and survive, to reinvent ourselves and challenge those who would silence us. Our panel explores the craft of our hardest stories: writing past blocks, prohibitions, and inhibitions; refining trauma through formal choices; facing audiences and our own vulnerability. Panelists: Jennifer Baker, Editor, Everyday […]