Jamila Minnicks

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Jamila Minnicks is the author of Moonrise Over New Jessup, the 2021 winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her work is also published or forthcoming in CRAFT Literary Magazine, Catapult, Blackbird, and The Write Launch, among others. Her piece Politics of Distraction was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her work has been supported by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Howard University School of Law, and the Georgetown University Law Center. She lives in Washington, DC.


Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of the author; book jacket via Algonquin Books/header design and stamp by Eliza Harris
Writing to Preserve My Family on the Page

Family has blessed my life and trusted me to tell our stories for true. To render us on the page in recognizable ways. From the first word to the last.

Sep 26, 2022
Cover Photo: An image of women on a train

My mama is in this box. And my mama is sitting next to me.

Aug 19, 2022