Profile of Jake Kerr

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Jake Kerr began writing short fiction in 2010 after fifteen years as a music industry columnist and journalist on digital media. His first published story, “The Old Equations,” was named a finalist for the Nebula Award and shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial and StorySouth Million Writers Awards. In 2012, he returned to Lightspeed magazine with his story “Requiem in the Key of Prose.” He also has new stories in Fireside Magazine and the UFO SF and fantasy humor anthology.

A graduate of Kenyon College with degrees in English and Psychology, Kerr studied under writer-in-residence Ursula K. Le Guin and Peruvian playwright Alonso Alegria. Kerr lives in Dallas, Texas, where he is working on his first novel.


Jake Kerr's Campbell-qualifying work:


"The Old Equations" in Lightspeed magazine, July 2011
Nominated for 2011 Best Novelette Nebula Award by the SFWA
Shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
Shortlisted for the StorySouth Million Writers Award


"Requiem in the Key of Prose" in Lightspeed magazine, July 2012
"Perspective" in Fireside Magazine, August 2012
Highest recommendation -- Tangent Online Best of 2012
"The Alien Invasion As Seen In the Twitter Feed of @dweebless" in the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology, December 2012


"Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince" in Lightspeed magazine, March 2013
"Perspective" reprinted by Escape Pod, March 2013
"Looking For Bad Guys" in Fireside Magazine
"Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince" reprinted in the Wastelands 2 anthology