Jan Stinchcomb was born in San Francisco.
She has a doctorate in Comparative Literature and has taught at the University of Oregon, Austin Community College and the University of Texas Extension Program. Currently living in Santa Monica with her family, she is a happy member of Writers Blok LA. Her short stories have been widely published; she has been a finalist in the Black Warrior Review Annual Contest in Prose, the Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest and the Origami Zoo Chapbook Contest. Her novella, FIND THE GIRL, is available through Main Street Rag Publishing.
|“Uncouple” at matchbook|
|“I Have to Ask” at the Forge|
|“Bond Girl” and “Reunion” at Hypertrophic Press|
|“The Beach Is the Original Safe Space” in Storm Cellar 6.1, available in print and ebook|
|“The Children of the Black Flower” at Spelk|
|“The Birds: Mitch Contemplates His Cross-Cultural Marriage” at Entropy|
|“The Fetal Tissue Playset” at (b)OINK|
|“Cow Songs” at The Airgonaut|
|“The Courtship” and “I Feel the Same Way About You” in the #12-Winter 2017 issue of FLAPPERHOUSE|
|“Conjure” at Rose Red Review|
|“Heroine Night” at Jellyfish Review|
|“New Baby” at New South Journal|
|“The Widow” at Crack the Spine|
|“Rosamund’s Dress of Lace and Shame” at Gingerbread House Literary Magazine|
|“Adult Daughters of Hybrid Murderesses” at Paper Darts. Available in print in Paper Darts Volume Six|
|“Sever” at The Wild Hunt|
|“Caw” at Cease, Cows|
|“Rescue and Conquer” at The Conium Review|
|“Annabelle’s Sleepover” in “Strange Little Girls” (Belladonna Publishing, 2016).|
|“Purse Baby” at Necessary Fiction|
|“The Fox Girl Revival” in A cappella Zoo, Issue 12, Spring 2014.
Available in print or view web version.
|“The Pollen Camp” in Happily Never After (Fey Publishing, 2014).|
|"The Woodsman" at Luna Station Quarterly
This story was included on Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year volume Seven, full rec. list.
|"Monster Lilli" at Bohemia|
|"The Mixed Children" at Rose Red Review|
|"Lenora" at Luna Station Quarterly|
|"The Gill Bride" at The Red Penny Papers|
|"A Girl and Her Beast" at the other room|
|"Baboon" at PANK
|"Flesh Pot" at darker|
|"Madeleine/Madeleine" in NOTES Magazine.|
|"What Is Buried, What Is Green" in Tartts Four: Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers (Livingston Press, 2008).|
|"Norman's Girl" in Tartts Two: Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers (Livingston Press, 2006).|
|"Chocolate-dipped", "Veronica Steps Out" and "The Many Deaths of Miss Penny One-Cent" in Singularities: Writing from the Center of the Edge (Plain View Press, 2001).|
|Find the Girl is available for purchase at Main Street Rag.
"On Easter Sunday of 1979, the devil deposited a banned book into my older sister's basket."
Read my reviews on the LSQ blog, where I discuss modern retellings of fairy tales.