Jessica Reidy

Instructor & Writer
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Jessica Reidy (she/they) has appeared in Narrative Magazine as Story of the Week, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review online, RomArchive, and others. They are the winner of the Penelope Nivens Award, the Glenna Luschei Prize, and have been nominated for a Pushcart and Best of the Net. They are co-host of Romanistan podcast, a celebration of Roma culture. Under Jezmina Von Thiele, they are a fortune teller, reading tarot, palms, and tea leaves in their mixed Roma/Sinti family’s tradition. They are a queer witch, and can be found at and


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Cover Photo: This photograph shows someone draped in a sheet with the eye holes cut out like a cartoon ghost.  It's a gray day and they are standing at the end of a road and waving.
Magical Realism and Cultural Context

Learn how to devise a rough concept for a magical realist story with this prompt from classes instructor Jessica Reidy.

Mar 03, 2022