Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Jennifer Fliss (Seattle) is a fiction and essay writer. She is the current Pen Parentis Fellow and most recently was a runner up in AWP's Kurt Brown Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in PANK, The Rumpus, Gigantic Sequins, The Washington Post, and elsewhere and she has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net. She is an alumna of the Tin House Writer Workshops and Writing x Writers Workshop and is currently working on her first novel.

Jennifer received 2018 GAP Award funding for childcare for her young daughter as she finishes work on her novel, Stones, which thematically focuses on inherited trauma and the implications of "outsiderness."

Artist Trust thanks the Amazon Literary Partnership for underwriting this award through Artist Trust's Corporate Partnership program. For information about supporting Washington State artists, visit here

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From the Artist

I'm able to utilize the funds for concrete actions and this gift is a validating acknowledgement from a local arts organization telling me I'm seen as a harbinger of good from within my community. We all can use local support as we move forward bringing our art into the world.

Jennifer Fliss