Jen’s debut short story collection was published in 2018 as winner of Press 53’s Short Fiction Award.

COVER.pngPraise for Earthly Delights and Other Apocalypses:

“In Earthly Delights and Other Apocalypses, Jen Julian takes your hand and leads you slowly into a world where ghosts lurk in houses full of strange objects, time and space expand and contract at will, and characters grapple with loss, survival, and what it means to be human. These stories, deliciously flavored with science fiction and Southern Gothic, are subtle and fine-wrought, each sentence pulling you forward to a beautiful or breathtaking conclusion. Every story in this collection is a gem.”
—EMILY CATANEO, author of Speaking to Skull Kings and Other Stories

“I love Jen Julian’s stories. They’re wise, weird, and steeped in an alluring darkness. They’re also deeply felt and resonate with true feeling. This is a stunning risk-taking debut and one that I’ll be returning to often.”
—BRYAN HURT, author of Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France

“This collection will take the top of your head off. Anglerfish. Sex Robots. Sensatones and stereograms. Time travel and Kairotic displacement disorder. Julian’s fiction has it all: the relevance of realism, the imaginative leaps of fabulism, the philosophical depth of S/F. These stories did more than entertain me—they actually changed my mind.”
—TRUDY LEWIS, author of The Empire Rolls: A Novel

Other publications:

“Sister Johnson,” Jellyfish Review (upcoming)
“Hail, Beast,” JuxtaProse Magazine (upcoming)
“Flyover,” SmokeLong Quarterly
“Attachment,” TriQuarterly, Issue 154
“One for Sorrow, Two for Joy,” Beecher’s Magazine, Issue 7
“For Small Creatures Such as We,” #WeAreNotThis:
Carolina Writers for Equality Charity Anthology
“The Little Ones Weary,” Greensboro Review, 99
“We Are Meant for Greater Things,” Cleaver Magazine 
Bone Men,” Tahoma Literary Review, Issue 5
“Castle Links Creek,” New South, Vol 8, Issue 2
“Glass Platform,” Antigonish Review, Vol 45, No. 179
“Restless Soul, Enjoy Your Youth,” Press 53’s 2013 Open Awards Anthology
“Stereograms,” New Delta Review
“Marginalia,” Toasted Cheese
“Hagridden,” Four Way Review


“You and Your Tulpa,” Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry (upcoming)


“When This Spell Fails,” Grimoire Magazine
“Pearl of the East,” The Chattahoochee Review, Volume XXXV
“Uranium Field,” North Carolina Literary Review Online
“Mr. Drew’s Drill,” Press 53’s 2010 Open Awards Anthology