About Andrea

Andrea Jackson

I graduated from Yale Law School, practiced law for about twenty years, then changed direction and became a writer. I earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. My fiction and poetry have been published in many journals, in print and online, and my work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. I live in St. Louis, Missouri, with my husband of 50 years. We have two adult children and five grandchildren.


Short story, “Out of the Land of Egypt,” was a finalist in the 2003 William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Pirate’s Alley Society, Inc.

Poem, “Preventive Measures,” was nominated by The Eleventh Muse for a Pushcart Prize and was reprinted by Woodrow Hall Editions (Summer 2007) on illustrated postcards as part of the “Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf” program

Long poem, “After My Mother Died,” was nominated by Margie for a Pushcart Prize (2006)

Short-short, “Once It Had Been True” was nominated by Triplopia Review for Sundress Publications’ “Best of the Net” anthology for year ending June 30, 2006

Short-short, “Leakage,” was listed in Jordan Davis’s “Imaginary Anthology 2006”

Short Story, “The Double,” was a finalist in Alligator Juniper’s national contest and was published in the 2013 issue and later reprinted in Phone Fiction

Some of my published fiction available online:

Superstition Review,  Issue 3, “A True Bonding Experience”

Phone Fiction, “The Double”, reprinted from Alligator Juniper (free sign-up required to read the whole story)

Some of my published poetry and short-shorts available online:

Wilderness House Literary Review,  “Canary”

Zingara’s Poetry Picks, “The Tall Arab”

Heron Tree, “The King”, in 2016 Poems

The Tishman Review, “A Building Collapses”, October 2016, p. 133

Gyroscope Review, “Gravity,” Summer 2016, p.11

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