jay vera summerHi, I’m Jay. I write fiction and creative nonfiction. I also paint watercolors. I’m seeking an agent to represent my darkly comedic novel, and a publisher for a book of postcard watercolor paintings.

I co-founded and edit the lit mag weirderary and co-founded and host the live lit event First Draft. I teach college-level writing.

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Someone once recommended I create a dream list of writers I wish I were “in conversation” with. Here is a start of that incomplete list: Brene Brown, Joan Didion, Eve Ensler, Erich Fromm, Roxane Gay, Elizabeth Gilbert, bell hooks, Alexandra Horowitz, Mary Karr, Rebecca Solnit, Gloria Steinem, Sarah van Gelder, and Naomi Wolf.