JEREMY JOHN PARKER is a writer, book designer, and the
Interdimensional Ethnographer Fiction Editor at the strange and otherworldly Outlook Springs.
His stories have appeared in The Normal School, Midwestern Gothic, CHEAP POP, The Coachella Review, Longleaf Review, Maudlin House, decomP magazinE, and have been semifinalists for Carve Magazine’s Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, the Boulevard Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers, the Mid-American Review Fineline Competition, and Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Jeremy was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, is a recipient of the 2015 Tom Williams Prize in Fiction judged by Kevin Brockmeier, and his short story collection, And When the Ghost Has Vanished was a semifinalist for The 2016 Hudson Prize. He holds a BA in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was on the poetry staff of The Madison Review and was an editor and publishing director of The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of New Hampshire where he was the managing editor and fiction editor for Barnstorm Literary Journal.
Mr. Parker managed to avoid writing for a long time by posing as a taxi driver, an apprentice
butcher, the events & activities coordinator for a retirement community, a freelance graphic designer, a wood splitter, a hay baler, a marketing intern, a paint mixer in an industrial factory, a gas station register jockey, a communication assistant in a relay center for the deaf, all while raising a human being from fetus to legal adulthood. He is currently a lecturer in composition and creative writing at the University of Maine. He lives with his scientist wife, cats named after trickster deities, and a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute who is ridiculous.
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet him @jackshoegazer, which is the name of an esoteric investigator he invented for a series of stories he’ll likely never write. Somewhere along the line, it became his online moniker and now he can’t seem to shake it.