Sears, Jennifer. “Pagophagia, 1912.” Wikimedia Foundation. Heart of Knowledge. Issue 1. Web/e-zine. July 2019. Short story published with winners of the Wikimedia Foundation’s international  Heart of Knowledge Contest. In this international contest, writers were to send work that responds to the importance of “open access” knowledge for writers and artists. My story, “Pagophagia, 1912,” is about a wife’s misgivings after her husband purchases tickets for the RMS Titanic in spring 1912.


Sears, Jennifer. “What Mennonite Girls are Good For.” Witness Magazine, Black Mountain Institute. Vol. XXXII, No. 1. Spring 2019.


The Interrogator Recites a Love Song

Cover art: Plympton: The Interrogator Recites a Love Song

Sears, Jennifer. “The Interrogator Recites a Love Song.” Simply E, New York Public Library and Plympton. August 2018.

Publication_Everything That's Something Must Be From Chicago

Hemingway Shorts 2018

Sears, Jennifer. “Everything That’s Something Comes From Chicago.” Hemingway Shorts, Vol. 3. May 2018. Print.

Sears, Jennifer. “The Body Confesses.” Scoundrel Time. 3 April 2018.

Sears, Jennifer. “Purpose of Plunder.” Nucleus: A Faculty Commons Quarterly. Vol. 9: Winter 2018. New York City College of Technology. Page 15.

Foragers by Jennifer Sears

Foragers: Cover by Electric Literature

Sears, Jennifer. “Foragers.” Electric Literature. Recommended Reading.Issue 248. Feb. 15, 2017.

On the Power and Prison of Gender-Electric Literature

Artwork from Electric Literature-The Power and Prison of Gender

“Foragers” appears also on Electric Literature’s curated list:

On the Power and Prison of Gender

Sears, Jennifer. “Of Faith Broken Open and Other Evidences of Love (A Response to poet Jeff Gundy’s Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace). Mennonite Life.Vol. 70. 1 June 2016.

Sears, Jennifer. “My Emerson.” Emerson Society Papers Vol. 27.1  Spring 2016. Print. 9-11.

Writer Mary Gaitskill


Interview. “Mary Gaitskill: Never the End.”  Guernica Magazine. Web. 14 May 2016. Web. Interview with Mary Gaitskill about her publication of the Mare,  the physical nature of writing, and the writing process as a digestive system.

Sears, Jennifer. “Purpose of Plunder.”  Midwestern Gothic. Web. 20 Aug. 2015.


Excerpt from "Hem" by Jenny Saville

From “Hem” by Jenny Saville, Guernica Magazine

Sears, Jennifer. “Canticle for Gigi Sauvageau.” Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics. Special issue: “Boundaries of Taste.” 15 June 2015.

Sears, Jennifer. “Sleepers.” J  Journal: New Writing on Justice. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.  8.1. Spring 2015. Print.

Prayer Song for Johnny Cash-Cosmonauts Avenue

Prayer Song for Johnny Cash-Cosmonauts Avenue

Sears, Jennifer.  “Prayer Song for Johnny Cash.” Cosmonauts Avenue.  Volume 1, Issue 6. 15 April 2015.

Sears, Jennifer.  “The Interrogator Recites a Love Song.” Witness: The Modern Writer as Witness. Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  28.1. 2015.  Print.

Sears, Jennifer. “Sins and Symbols.”  (Short story) Fiction International: Phobia/Philia.  #47. Ed. Harold Jaffe.   San Diego State University, San Diego, California. November 2014. Print.

Sears, Jennifer. “If Love is an Idea.”  Sequestrum. 1.1 March 2014. Web.

The Body Confesses-Scoundrel Time

Image: “The Body Confesses” in Scoundrel Time