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Janna Grace's short stories and poetry have been published online and in print and her debut novel, The Talkers are Talking, will be published in 2023 through Quill, an imprint of Inkshares. Her first micro chapbook, A Life in Times and Shells (Rinky Dink Press), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the editor-in-chief of the literary webzine Lamplit Underground and coordinates the Break the Bechdel with Strong Female Leads Syndicate to support authors who write three-dimensional female-identified characters. She is a poetry reader for one of Duotrope’s 25 most challenging literary magazines and she also helps proofread the Horror Writers Association's monthly newsletter.

Janna has a master's degree in Teaching and Creative Writing from Cardiff University and teaches at various universities, including Rutgers University. She teaches Expository Writing, Composition, ESL, Literature, and Creative Writing. Janna tutors students of all ages and levels and is available for freelance and ghostwriting.

Janna also has a BA in English and a BS in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington and has studied at various international universities, including University College at Oxford. She combines her experience as a crisis management counselor and workshop leader with at-risk youth and homeless teens to explore the relationship between creativity and empowerment.

Janna has lived in a glass barn in the mountains of Pennsylvania and on a boat outside of Dublin and has traveled to and lived in 23 countries. Her longest road trip (including a ferry!) to date was about 2000 miles, from Bulgaria to Wales, UK.

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Rink Dink Press, A Life in Times and Shells, Micro-Chapbook (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize)



Boats Against the Current, They are Still There, Can be Again 


Marrow Magazine, When Your Words are Dough

                                We Bring What We Want



Bacopa Literary Review, The Writers Alliance of Gainesville 11th Annual Volume, Overheard After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Volume VII, La Fille Inconnue de la Monde



Anti- Heroin Chic, Someone Should Have Told You at 15


Wide Eyes Press, the sad bitch chronicles, forthcoming anthology: "Trigger Warning":

                              It's Perfect! Now, Add a Filter


Ghost City Press, Fences and Ancient Womb Bones


The Woman, Inc., Selected for "Emerging Poet" and "Poem of the Week": 

                               I smell like onions

                               10mg, two times a day, with food


The Opiate,  This is Not a Power Play

                       Why do Snapchats Disappear? (Volume 18, print)


Déraciné,   I Cry the Brain Decrepit,

                   Ice Fishing with One Hundred Thousand Eyes


Nine Muses Poetry, I am just as angry as you


Otoliths, John Kerry Isn't the Anti-Christ


The Rye Whiskey Review,      When stepping on an Extraterrestrial

                                                 There is a cellar restaurant in Rome



The Black Shamrock, print, Mycellium

                                              The Bogart Specter

                                              "The cancer has spread to the bones"

                                              The moon dropped out of the sky tonight


Eunoia Review, Stealing/Sending Sex Trunks


Red Eft Review, Life and Death Manners


Alpha Female Society, Reflecting Bottles

                                       Keeping Tabs

                                       Like a Running Moss

                                       Useless Wombs



Tale Spinners,    Mine

                            An Untitled Life

                            The Church of John Coltrane


                            The Promised Land

                            90 Straithnarn Street


Plastik Magazine, 6 tweet length poems

Short Fiction

Horla, The Girls Who Die at Night

Cut a Long Story, republished, for sale, The Goldfish Man

Quailbell Magazine, The Goldfish Man

Tale Spinners, selection from Indian Summer

                         selection from The Isle is Full of Noises


Raft Magazine, Open Canon Series, Aline Murray Kilmer




Words on the Outside, Read by the author for Laura Bynum's Youtube series

                                        Audio recording, chapter from The Talkers are Talking

The Arts in Wales, 90 Straithnarn Street

                                Poem printed on a tote to raise funds for programming

1,000 Verses for The Uni(verse) Poetry Wall, read verse by Tracy K. Smith for Get Lit Universe 


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Teaching overview

Undergraduate Courses

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

          101: Expository Writing - 6 semesters

          100/098: Basic Composition and Basic

           Composition with Reading - 2 semesters

Farmingdale State College, SUNY, Farmingdale, NY

          097, 101, 102, 310: Developmental English, 

          Introduction to English Composition

          Introduction to Literature, Advanced Technical

          Writing - 2 semesters

Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ

          097, 101: Developmental English, Introduction 

          to English Composition - 2 Semesters

August 2013 - Present

  • Develop curricula and lesson plans to meet department-wide learning objectives.

  • Participate in department service through presenting and participating in conferences, acting as emergency grader and special tutor.

  • Proven results with students showing significant improvement on program-wide and rubric graded exams.

  • Garner high level of student satisfaction and interest as measured by consistently high attendance rates in conjunction with anonymous class surveys.

  • Work with students from all over the world at all skill levels in class sizes ranging from 9-30.

  • Utilize creative teaching methods that step outside the textbook to YouTube/social media, community events, field trips, in-class debates, website and blog building, incorporating new technologies, etc.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

          English as a Second Language, Written and

          Oral Communications, Academic Preparation,

          Research Paper & Essay Writing,

          Presentation/Speech Skills, Language and

          Culture - 3 Semesters


May 2012 - August 2012

Llamau's Learning for Life, Cardiff, Wales, UK

          Creative Writing, Photography, Interview

          Readiness & Life Skills, Painting, Gardening,


  • Led series of individual and group educational and counseling sessions to homeless and at-risk teens to encourage empowerment and self-sufficiency.

  • Coordinated regional art-competition and increased participants by 85%.

May 2012 - August 2012

Cathay's High School, Cardiff, Wales, UK       

          Creative Writing

  • Developed and facilitated all workshop curricula to encourage creativity and empowerment with a focus on individualized learning and expression.

  • Organized and lead educational field trip to the National Museum of Wales.

Editing, Freelance & Industry Related


Break the Bechdel with Strong Female

Characters Syndicate      


Lamplit Underground       

          Brooklyn, NY


Tale Spinners     


February 2016- Present

  • Founder of online syndicate that provides financial support to writers who highlight diverse voices in fiction.

  • Group membership ranging from 15-50 members at a time.

  • Raised thousands of dollars to date.

  • Have helped put over a dozen books into production and supported almost 70 projects.

September 2013- Present

  • Founder and editor of up-and-coming literary/arts webzine.

  • Features works from Push-Cart Prize winners and nominees, O. Henry Award nominees as well as many other award-winning writers and artists.

  • Procure, cull, edit and post all submissions and publications.

September 2013- Present

  • Literary hub

  • Ghost-writing and editing services

Freelance/Ghost Writer

January 2012- Present

Ariel Books LLC., James Joyce Ramble, Erin Pray, Dr. Benjamin,, Stand up for Kids, Overcomers Day Services etc.     

  • Ghost wrote chapter for 2016 Presidential Candidate

  • Profiles & Biographies

  • Feature Articles

  • Newsletters

Editing & Related
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