Jenni's Publications & Awards

They say the successful writer is the persistent writer. That’s the only writing advice I’ve actually taken to heart. What do I do with all the other advice? I file it in the section of my brain reserved for “things I should probably pay attention to but don’t,” like wondering when I last put air in the car tires (never).

 Awards

Nelson Algren Awards - runner up“Finger Pointing at the Moon,” Runner Up, Nelson Algren Fiction Awards, presented by the Chicago Tribune (2016)

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Reesdy Operation Thriller: 2nd Place Winner

The Dante Deception, Second Place, Operation: Thriller Contest (2016)

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

“Swampland,” Third Prize, Soul-Making Keats Literary Contest (2015)

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Plymouth Writers Group International Writing Competition 2015

“Porphyria’s Lover,” Finalist – Commended, Plymouth Writers Group International Writing Competition (2015)

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Backspace Scholarship Judges' Commendation

Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Judges’ Commendation, Backspace Writers’ Conference Scholarship Contest (2013) – novel later retitled The Red Road

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2012 Dominic J. Bazzanella Literary Awards

“Integers & Atoms,” Second Place, Dominic J. Bazzanella Literary Awards, Short Fiction (2012)

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Daphne du Maurier Award

The Cherbourg Jewels, First Place, Romance Writers of America Kiss of Death Chapter’s Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Category Romantic Suspense (2011)

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2011 Bazzanella Awards, Sacramento State University

“A Different Light: Darkness, Danielstown, and Destiny in Elizabeth Bowen’s ‘The Last September,'” Second Place, Dominic J. Bazzanella Literary Awards  (2011)

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Demand Media Studios Writers Choice Prize for Non-Fiction

“Giving Bloat the Boot: My Low-Sodium Diet Makeover,” First Prize, Demand Media Studios Writers’ Choice Prize for Non-Fiction (2011)

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Sacramento News & Review Flash Fiction Contest Winners, 2010. Second place: "Letters" by Jenni Wiltz. Illustration by Jason Crosby.

“Letters,” Second Place, Sacramento News & Review Flash Fiction Contest (2010) Illustration by Jason Crosby

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Demand Media Studios Editor's Pick Award

Editor’s Pick Award, Demand Media Studios (2010)

Demand Media Studios Quality & Quantity Award

Quality & Quantity Award, Demand Media Studios (2010)

Diana Lynn Bogart Prize for Fiction

“Last Train from Galway,” Honorable Mention, Diana Lynn Bogart Prize for Fiction, UC Davis (1996)

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Short Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction

Mulberry Fork Review Issue 1

“Fritz and Vicky,” published in Mulberry Fork Review, Issue 1 (2014)

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Farrago, June 2013 issue. Featuring "An Open Letter to Mr. Bobby Franklin," short fiction by Jenni Wiltz.

“An Open Letter to Mr. Bobby Franklin,” published in Farrago (2013)

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Transfusion, published by Bleeding Heart Publications. Featuring "Splinters," short fiction by Jenni Wiltz.

“Splinters,” published in Transfusion, Edition 1 (2013)

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From Sac: Home, Myths, and Other Untruths. An anthology featuring "The Weasel," short fiction by Jenni Wiltz. Compiled and edited by Jon Alston.

“The Weasel,” published in From Sac: Home, Myths and Other Untruths (2013)

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Gargoyle Magazine Issue #60

“Integers and Atoms,” published in Gargoyle Magazine, Issue #60 (2013)

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The Darkness Within, compiled by Indigo Mosaic. Featuring "Blood of Lilies, Blood of Lambs," short fiction by Jenni Wiltz.

“Blood of Lilies, Blood of Lambs,” published in The Darkness Within (2012)

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A Rustle of Dark Leaves, edited by Inanna Gabriel. Featuring short fiction by Jenni Wiltz.

“Croatoa,” published in A Rustle of Dark Leaves: Tales from the Shadows of the Forest (2012)

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Strange Summer Mysteries, published by Whortleberry Press. Featuring "Clothes Make the Man," short fiction by Jenni Wiltz.

“Clothes Make the Man,” published in Strange Summer Mysteries (2012)

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"Swampland" published by The Copperfield Review

“Swampland,” published by The Copperfield Review (2011)

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Portland Review, Vol. 54, Issue 3. Featuring "Land of the Firebird," short fiction by Jenni Wiltz.

“Land of the Firebird,” published in Portland Review, Vol 54, Issue 3 (2008)

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Flash Fiction

"Speak No Evil" published in The Kentucky Review

“Speak No Evil,” published in The Kentucky Review (online, 2015; print, 2016)

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Stepson of Anarchy published in Page & Spine

“Stepson of Anarchy,” published by Page & Spine (2014)

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How to Win Friends and Influence Telemarketers published by Postcard Shorts

“How to Win Friends and Influence Telemarketers,” published on PostcardShorts.com (2013)

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