J Brooke (answers to “they”, prefers “e”) most recently won the Nonfiction category in Columbia Journal’s Womxn’s History Month Special Issue, was a winner of Beyond Words Literary Magazine’s Dream Challenge, received honorable mention in Streetlight Magazine’s 2020 Essay/Memoir contest, had a fiction essay in the top seven finalists for North American Review’s 2020 Kurt Vonnegut Prize. Publications include Columbia Journal, Harvard Review, The Maine Review, TSR-The Southampton Review, RFD Magazine, Hartskill Review, Rubbertop Review, Mom Egg Review. Brooke’s film work includes The Bed, (winner of Cinewomen’s Best Short Documentary and Brooklyn Film Festival’s Silver Award), and two features (co-created with partner in film and life, Beatrice Alda) Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town, and Out Late — distributed by Amazon and First Run Features, respectively. Brooke served as the Nonfiction Editor of the Stonecoast Review while receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, e majored in creative writing at Haverford College. Brooke’s misspent youth was spent in advertising.