Upcoming Events

Recent Journal and Anthology Publications

Recent News and Honors

Past Events

Upcoming Events for “Wild Things

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 PM: reading/book launch, River Read Books, 5 Court Street, Downtown Binghamton, NY, www.riverheadbooks.com.

Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3: reading and classroom visits, Penn State Harrisburg, PA. Reading is open to the public.

Monday, November 7: Noon Readers Series in Gallery 210, 12:15-1:15. Open to the public. Also an evening reading open to public: Clark Hall room 400, 7-8 PM. University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL), St. Louis, MO.

Tuesday, November 8, 3:30: classroom reading and discussion, Advanced Fiction – Columbia College Chicago.

Wednesday, November 9, 7 pm: reading/signing, The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, www.bookcellarinc.com

Tuesday, November 15, 8:00 PM: reading/signing, Binghamton Center for Writers, Creative Writing Program, Binghamton University-SUNY, Binghamton, NY. Open to the public—SCI-1 room 149.

Saturday, December 3, 7:00 PM: reading for the Writer's Showcase in Scranton, PA at the Olde Brick Theater, 126 W. Market St.

Wednesday, December 14, 8:00: reading, Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ.  Open to the public.

Thursday, March 2: Tea Salon reading and discussion - Rose Garden Tea Room and Gift Shop, Endicott, NY. 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Forthcoming Readings, date and time to be announced:

Reading at SUNY Plattsburgh, February 23, 7:00 PM

Reading at the Downtown Writers Center, Syracuse, NY, March 3, 7:00 PM.


TBA: Bright Hill Literary Center Reading Series, Spring, 2017.

TBA: Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY.

Recent Journal and Anthology Publications

2016: “The Hoodie’s Tale” story, Paterson Literary Review. (Also their “Featured Fiction” on website – 2016.)

2016:   “The Hoodie’s Tale” anthologized in Home, Outrider Press.

2016:   “Aftermath” story, Gargoyle Journal.

2016:  “The Man Who Jumped” story, reprinted from Jane’s Stories Bridges and Borders, on Green Reads – Eco-Fiction.com.

2015: “What Its Worth” – blog, Tahoma Literary Review,

2015: “Wild Things” Solstice Literary Review. Featured Story. Summer Issue.

2015: “Say It Is Morning” – Creative Nonfiction, Upstreet #11.

2015: “Volcano” Embers and Flames – Anthology, Outrider Press.
(won 3rd place).

2015: “Brautigan on the Side” – Essay, Many Mountains Moving.

2014: “Finding the Body” – story, Tahoma Literary Review, Washington.
Vol. 1, #2

“Finding the Body” Recorded on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tahomaliterary/finding-the-body-by-jaimee-wriston-colbert?

2014: Forthcoming essay, “Brautigan on the Side” in Many Mountains Moving.

2013: “Erosion” - story, Natural Bridge #29. St. Louis, MO.

2013: “A Kind of Extinction” – story, Green Mountains Review #26. VT.

2012: “The Man Who Jumped” Jane’s Stories IV, Bridges and Borders. Anthology. (Winner of the Jane’s Stories National Fiction Contest.) 

2012: “You Will Remember This” - story, Deep Waters Anthology, Outrider Press. (Won Second Place.)

2012: “Dog Days” - story, The Evolutionary ReviewArt, Science, & Culture. Vol. 3.1. SUNY Press.

2012: “Ghosts” - novella excerpt, The Gettysburg Review. 25:2. Gettysburg, PA.

2012: “Gravity” - story, Paterson Review #40. Paterson, NJ.

2012: “This is a Success Story” - story, SolsticeA Magazine of Diverse Voices, Spring 2012. (Nominated for the Pushcart Prize.)

2012: “Things Blow Up” – story, Hawai’i Review 76. (Winner of the Ian MacMillan 2012 Fiction Prize.)

2012: “Fin” – story in juried anthology, Open to Interpretation - Water’s Edge.

2011: “Playlist” (for Shark Girls) - Drunken Boat, vol. 13.

2010: “You Will Remember This” – story, Drunken Boat, vol. 12.

2010: “Ashes We Rise From” - story, Rosebud Magazine, #46, Winter.

2009: “We Are All In Pieces” - story, Isotope, spring 7.1. (Editor’s Fiction Prize.)

2009: “Waking Up In Sacred Places” – Stories from the Left Hand of God - Hourglass Books, Chicago, IL.

Recent News and Honors

2016: “Things Blow Up” (story) Finalist for Gertrude Stein Fiction Prize.

2016: Vanishing Acts (novel manuscript) Semi-Finalist Big Moose Prize, Black            Lawrence Press

2015: “Fin” (story) Open to Interpretation: Water’s Edge on exhibition at the Minnesota
Marine Art Museum – August 14-October 9. www.mmam.org

2015: “Migrants” (story) Finalist for Iron Horse Literary Review – Trifecta.

2015: “Things Blow Up” (story) Previous winner of the Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize, selected as Finalist for the Sequestrum 2015 Editor’s Reprint Award.

2015: “Volcano” (story) Third Place in Embers and Flames: Outrider Press, Anthology.

2015: “Wild Things” (story) Selected as Featured Story in Solstice Literary Journal’s
Summer Awards issue.

2014: “The Hoodie’s Tale” (story) Finalist, Glimmer Train – Very Short Fiction Award.

2014: “Suicide Birds” (story) Finalist/Honorable Mention – Gabehart Prize.

2013: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Binghamton University.

2012: “Things Blow Up” (story) wins the 2012 Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize; publication in Hawai’i Review.

2012: Interview for Ka Leo, University of Hawai’i.  (“Things Blow Up”)

2012: “You Will Remember This” (story) awarded second place in national competition through Outrider Press.  Published in Deep Waters anthology.

2011: “We Are All In Pieces” (story) awarded Pushcart Prize XXXV Special Mention in the 2011 Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses, Anthology.

2011: Finalist for the Julia Peterkin Fiction Prize – national competition.

2010: Shark Girls Finalist, USA Book News Best Books of 2010 Awards.

Shark Girls nominated for the ALA (American Library Association) Notable Books for Adults List, 2010.

"Shark Girls is a Finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2009.

Shark Girls nominated for the Indie Next List, in Indiebound—inspired recommendations from Indie Booksellers. 

Forthcoming Publication: the story “You Will Remember This” in Drunken Boat, vol 12.

Published excerpt from Shark Girls: Knee-Jerk Magazine, Issue #5, November, 2009.

Interview on NPR affiliate, WSKG, “Off The Page,” April 13--podcast

Bookslut Review of Shark Girls: January 2010

ForeWord Reviews (Interview)

Feminist Review, Jan. 26, 2010

Prosody Radio Interview, Jan. 2, 2010
            (prosody091229.mp3 (MP3 Audio File, 26.9 MB)

Punahou Bulletin, spring: Puns in Print (Review)

Portland Press Herald, Review, April 18, 2010.


Jaimee Wriston Colbert wins the 2008 Jane's Stories Short Story Award, for her story "The Man Who Jumped."

Jaimee Wriston Colbert wins the 2009 Editors' Prize in Fiction, at Isotope, A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, for her story "We Are All In Pieces."

Jaimee Wriston Colbert was invited to be part of the Core Faculty at Pacific University's Low-Residency MFA Program (ranked as one of the top five in the country) for the Spring Residency, June 2009.

March 2009: Interview for the Joe Weil Morning Poem Show, Facebook.

March 2009: Interview for Binghamton University TV (BTV).

July 2009: Interview for Internet Publication ("Knee-Jerk").



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