Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Jolene Mcilwain

Jolene Mcilwain

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Teaching engagements, Speaking engagements, Lectures, Leading workshops, For-hire services

Jolene McIlwain’s writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net and appears online at New Orleans ReviewCincinnati Review, Prairie SchoonerRiver TeethPrime Numberand elsewhere. Her work has been named finalist for the 2018 Best Small Fictions Anthology, Arts & Letters Unclassifiables Contest and Glimmer Train’s Top 25, and semifinalist for Nimrod’s Katherine Anne Porter Prize and American Short Fiction's Short and Short(er) fiction contests. She’s an associate flash fiction editor at jmww and is currently working on a short story collection and novel set in the hills of the Appalachian plateau of Western Pennsylvania. She's the recipient of an artist grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and a merit scholarship in fiction from Tinker Mountain (summer 2018). She's worked as a part time lecturer at Duquesne and Chatham Universities where she's taught composition, literary theory and analysis, and scientific etymology.