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Becca B. Jenkins: Biography

Though Becca was born with the instinct to write, as a teenager she decided that a career in film and television would be more “practical” (don’t ask her the logic behind that). But even while studying filmmaking, she excelled as a writer, having a play produced in undergrad and a script turned into a short film in graduate school. While earning her MFA at the famed USC film school, she focused mainly on scriptwriting and picture editing—both core elements of good story telling.

Becca Borawski Jenkins

Becca’s obsession with story telling and writing continues to this day. She has taken numerous courses through UCLA’s Writers’ Program, the Attic Writing Institute (Portland, Oregon), and LitReactor, as well as workshops with Richard Thomas and Kathy Fish. She is also a rabid consumer of books on the writing craft.

She writes fiction, in both short and long form, as well as things people call “prose poetry” and a fair bit of narrative non-fiction. For her novel-length work, she was nominated for the UCLA Writer’s Program 2016 Allegra Johnson Prize in Novel Writing and was among the Top 30 in the 2015 Dana Awards for novel writing. In 2017, she made the longlist for the wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions.

She and her husband are full-time RVers and spend their time driving in giant circles around North America.

Her first short story was published by concīs. Since then she has been published in The Forge, The Citron Review, Jersey Devil Press, Five on the Fifth, Corium, freeze frame fiction, Menacing Hedge, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Toasted Cheese, Syntax & Salt, others. Click here for a full list of her current and forthcoming publications.

Becca Borawski Jenkins