Jonathan Koven

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Jonathan Koven grew up on Long Island, NY, embraced by tree-speak, tide’s rush, and the love and support of his family. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from American University, works as a technical writer and freelance editor. He lives in Philadelphia with his best friend and future wife, Delana, and cats, Peanut Butter and Keebler. Read Jonathan’s debut chapbook, Palm Lines, now available from Toho Publishing. His award-winning novella Below Torrential Hill releases winter 2021.

what I'm looking for

Literary fiction, character-driven, language-driven stuff. Though I can dig some magical realism and other light genre pieces. Hell, I'll read anything if the prose is great. I admit I have a soft spot for the modernists. Give me your lyricism, your fiction that feels like poetry.

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editing, opportunities, workshops

fun fact

In high school, I logged countless hours of time spent on YouTube, learning to (perfect my) scream like a hardcore vocalist.

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