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other work

Additional writing by Jamie Quatro including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Book Review, AGNI, Oxford American, O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. Forthcoming features will appear in Rhapsody and The Kenyon Review.


select short fiction

“Skopas,” Washington Square Review

“Dirt Man,” The Kenyon Review

“Fire Sermon,” The Sewanee Review

“Hypothetical Love,” AGNI 84

“Holding,” Virginia Quarterly Review

“Belief,” Tin House Faith Issue (Pushcart Prize, 2018)

“Kyrie, With Endnotes,” Oxford American

“Wreckage,” Ecotone 10th Anniversary Issue (Pushcart nomination; 2016 Best American Short Stories Notable, ed. Junot Diaz)

“Working,” Oxford American

“Bedtime Story,” Tin House

“Relatives of God,” The New Yorker (Page-Turner)

“Wavefunction Collapse,” Oxford American, also released as Audible single via The Center for Fiction, August 2013 (narrated by author)

“Demolition,” The Kenyon Review

“What Friends Talk About,” The Southern Review

“The Anointing,” Guernica

“Sinkhole,” Ploughshares and The O.Henry Prize Stories 2013

“Caught Up,” Tin House

“Decomposition:  A Primer for Promiscuous Housewives,” American Short Fiction, annual contest winner (judge: Wells Tower)

“1.7 to Tennessee,” The Antioch Review

“Three Stories,” AGNI (Pushcart nomination)

“Up 58 South,” Alaska Quarterly Review (guest editor: Amy Hempel)

“Here,” The Hopkins Review

“Ladies and Gentlemen of the Pavement,” The Cincinnati Review

“Holy Ground,” The Antioch Review


select nonfiction

“The Hidden Life of Anne Vaughan Lock", The New Yorker

"What Does Your Husband Think of Your Novel?" Paris Review

"Speed Away," Oxford American

“First Person / Far Flung: Toronto,” Rhapsody Magazine

“Car Wreck,” O, The Oprah Magazine

"Running As Prayer," The New York Times

“The Deader Mule: A Southern Roundtable,” Southern Cultures

“Nomad, Indian, Saint,” on the Indigo Girls, Oxford American, Georgia Music Issue

Review of The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips, New York Times Book Review

“Asking for Directions,” Introduction to Quatro’s guest-edited fiction issue of Oxford American

“The Walk,” Guernica

“The Sound Before the Song: Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal,” Oxford American

“What It Takes: The Messy, Beautiful Business of Being a Writer Parent,” Poets & Writers

Review of Local Souls by Allan Gurganus, New York Times Book Review

“The Hilltops:  Paying the Rent, One Guitar at a Time,” Oxford American

“The Art of the Sentence: Denis Johnson” Tin House online

“Ode to the Loneliness,” Oxford American, Best of the South

“Gunbunnies, (Re)Unite!” Oxford American, Arkansas Music Issue

“Among Mutinous Helium Bursts Around Saturn:  Barry Hannah’s Dangerous Syntax,” Oxford American, Southern Lit Issue



“Anakainosis,” Black Warrior Review

“Soteria,” “Canto de Luna Nueva,” “What I Kept,” ADULT magazine

“Foreknowledge,” “Put On Hold,” “Magnolia,” The Mississippi Review

“Protestant Worshipper in St. Joseph’s Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas,” Oxford American

“The Withholding,” Blackbird

“Prayer, 6/13/08,” Bomb Magazine, Word Choice Poetry Series



"Belief" in The Pushcart Prize Anthology 2018

“Firstsong” in A Very Angry Baby, ACRE Books/UC Press signature anthology

“Here” in The Norton Mix: Readings in Composition, W.W. Norton

“1.7 to Tennessee” in The Story and Its Writer, ed. Ann Charters, 9th edition Bedford/St. Martin’s

“Sinkhole” in The O.Henry Prize Stories 2013, Anchor Books