Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Alex Jennings

Popular Fiction and Fiction

Office Location

Stonecoast MFA Office - 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04102

Phone

Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423

Academic Degrees

  • University of New Orleans

Profile

Alex Jennings is lifelong fan and creator of SFF who lives in New Orleans. His writing has appeared in podcastle, The Peauxdunque Review, Obsidian Lit, the Locus-Award-winning Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, and in numerous anthologies including New Suns: Speculative Fiction by People of Color, New Suns 2, and Africa Risen. His speculative poetry review column, “Chapter and Verse” appears regularly in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is a graduate of Clarion West (2003) and the University of New Orleans. He received the inaugural Imagination Unbound Fellowship to the Under the Volcano guided writing retreat in 2022. Jennings served as MC and co-producer of the popular literary readings series, Dogfish from 2014 until 2020. He was born in Wiesbaden (Germany) and raised in Gaborone (Botswana), Paramaribo (Surinam), and Tunis (Tunisia) as well as the Columbia, MD. His debut novel, The Ballad of Perilous Graves is available wherever books are sold.

Areas of Expertise

Afrofuturism 

Speculative Fiction 

Fantasy 

Storytelling 

Recent Publications

The Ballad of Perilous Graves