Carolyn Jack


Carolyn Jack writes about the influences that turn human beings into the puzzling creatures they are. For years, she observed them as a journalist, writing about the creative ones who turned their pain and passion into art on stage and film. Now, with a newly completed MFA in fiction from Columbia University School of the Arts, she has traded facts for a different kind of truth.

In May 2017, Carolyn won the 2016 Meringoff Prize for Fiction from the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW) for Chapter I of her completed novel, "Success." In addition to the novel, her work includes two novellas, short stories, plays and poetry. Her film, Wall of Fame, opened the 2009 Ohio Independent Film Festival and her stage scripts have been presented in workshop by Cleveland Public Theatre and Florida Repertory Theatre. Nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize by Great Lakes Review, she recently won The Westchester Review's 2016 Flash Fiction Contest.

Selected Works

Two females find the worlds they love radically changing around them. Should they stay or should they go?
Tormented by his cold, God-obsessed mother, a musical prodigy begins sabotaging his marriage, career and child.

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