Events

Residency in Fes, Morocco

Hello from Fes! Following my two month residency at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California, I’ve decided to take a two month residency in Fes, Morocco to continue working on my second novel. I’m really enjoying my time in Fes so far! It’s my first time in Morocco, and I’m surrounded by a beautiful… Continue reading Residency in Fes, Morocco

Events

Chai Chat at the Markaz at Stanford University with Ghayath Almadhoun

On Tuesday, November 7, I’ll be reading and engaging in a community conversation alongside Syrian/Palestinian/Swedish poet (and fellow artist in residence at the Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program) Ghayath Almadhoun in a Chai Chat at The Markaz at Stanford University in Stanford, CA. If you’re in the area, please join Ghayath and me… Continue reading Chai Chat at the Markaz at Stanford University with Ghayath Almadhoun

Short Stories

“Everything Blooms” reprinted in Electric Lit’s Recommended Reading

I’m thrilled that Mizna has given my short story “Everything Blooms” a second home with Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading series! It’s an honor to be featured. You can now read this story online over at Electric Lit, with a new introduction by Mizna’s own Sonia Ali. From Ali’s introduction to the story: “In “Everything Blooms,”… Continue reading “Everything Blooms” reprinted in Electric Lit’s Recommended Reading

Short Stories

“The Peaceable Night” in PANK Magazine

I’m thrilled to see my new short story, “The Peaceable Night,” appear in Issue 12.2 of PANK Magazine! It’s about migration, grief, and jellyfish, and it’s one of my favorites. Thanks so much PANK, I’m honored to be featured in this issue! “Suhaila toed the mass of jellyfish and thought, At least they don’t sting.… Continue reading “The Peaceable Night” in PANK Magazine

Books · The Map of Hopeful Broken Things · The Map of Salt and Stars

The Map of Salt and Stars – International Publishers

I have some exiting news: In addition to Touchstone Books (S&S) in the US/North America, The Map of Salt and Stars will be available from more than a dozen international publishers (in many languages)! You can check out all of the international publishers and languages for The Map of Salt and Stars on my Books… Continue reading The Map of Salt and Stars – International Publishers

Uncategorized

New author name: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Hey beautiful humans! So you’ll notice that my author name on my website and social media has changed to Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. Jennifer Zeynab Maccani was my married name. I’ve previously published short stories and other work under that name, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about identity and heritage as THE MAP… Continue reading New author name: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Events · Poems

Hear me read “this tongue came from my father” (VONA 2017)

The Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) Summer 2017 Workshop was an incredibly fertile ground for creating new work. It helped me forge new connections, break through barriers in my own work and collaborate with others. It changed my writing and my life in ways that I’m not yet fully prepared to articulate, though… Continue reading Hear me read “this tongue came from my father” (VONA 2017)

Books · The Map of Salt and Stars

New title: THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS

Hey folks! I’m excited to announce that my debut novel, previously titled The Map of Hopeful Broken Things, has a new title: The Map of Salt and Stars. It’s slated to be released in Spring of 2018 from Touchstone Books (Simon & Schuster). To celebrate the new title, I’ve created a novel aesthetics mood board… Continue reading New title: THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS

Short Stories

“The Peaceable Night” to appear in PANK

I’ve got good news to share this afternoon: my latest short story, “The Peaceable Night,” has been accepted to PANK Magazine! The story will appear in Issue 12.2, which will be out in September. Keep your eyes out for it this fall!

Essays

Craft Essay at Bird’s Thumb on the Short Story and the Novel

Excited to have a short craft essay up today at Bird’s Thumb (in their Write Here, Write Now series) on using the short story form to jumpstart work on a novel as well as on catalyzing change in our lives & our work. “Every act of creation begins with a first impulse that things could… Continue reading Craft Essay at Bird’s Thumb on the Short Story and the Novel