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Jenn Leiker: Writer / Author of fresh fiction, travelogues, and short essays on expat life in Saudi Arabia Posts

Longlisted for Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2017

Well, how ’bout that?  “Woman Wear For Love” was longlisted for Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2017.  An honour, and many thanks to Pithead Chapel for the nomination!  It’s the first flash fiction piece I’ve sent anywhere.  ‘Spose it’s time to submit a few more stories before diving into novel revision…? “Woman Wear For Love” was inspired by…

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Chatting with Jacqueline Guidry for CARVE

In the spirit of Raymond Carver, CARVE Magazine is the home for what we call “honest” fiction. I love being a part of these gorgeous pages of literary goodness!  In the Summer 2017 issue, I chat with the lovely Jacqueline Guidry about her quietly powerful story, “A Girl Called Penny.” You can buy the Premium edition of CARVE for just $12…

An Interview with Miriam Cohen for CARVE

Hey, check it out!  I did an author interview for the fabulous CARVE Magazine.  In the Winter 2017 edition, I chat with the lovely Miriam Cohen about her MFA life, the strange contest prizes she’s won in another life, and the charming narrator of her latest short story, “Show & Tell.” You can buy the Premium edition of CARVE for just $12…

The Other Men in My Life (Saudi Arabia)

Cap and I have taken to referring to life here on the compound as ‘our little alternate reality’. This is short for our shared awareness of getting on a plane a fortnight ago, expecting our wheels to set down in a new country… and somehow landing in a whole new universe. It looks, smells, and sounds like small-town Americana, it’s…