Alden Jones | The New Engagement

Alden Jones

Alden Jones

Alden Jones

Alden Jones is the author, most recently, of the The Wanting Was a Wilderness, a hybrid work of memoir and literary criticism. Her previous books are The Blind Masseuse, longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award, and Unaccompanied Minors, winner of the New American Fiction Prize. Her essays and short stories have appeared in The Best American Travel Writing, Agni, The Cut, The Rumpus, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches creative writing and cultural studies at Emerson College and is core faculty in the Newport MFA program.


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By Alden Jones

All the natural things that pull.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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