Jillian Merrifield

Jillian Merrifield

Jillian Merrifield has an MA in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University and is currently pursuing a PhD in English Studies. Her creative work has appeared in CutBank, Midwestern Gothic, CHEAP POP, and elsewhere and has been nominated for Best of the Net.

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Jillian Merrifield


Our fiction editor Grace Safford recently had this exchange with Jillian Merrifield, our Issue #36 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing and revision process, workshops and creative writing pedagogy, and the inspiration for her short story “Here, There Be Dragons”… Read more

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Here, There Be Dragons

By Jillian Merrifield

Dana and I are on this party’s shitlist, I can tell, and I’m pretty sure that it’s mostly about me. The host is the building manager of the high rise that Dana works in downtown, and he was so pissed to see that she’d brought an unsolicited male plus-one…
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