Jean-Luc Bouchard is a writer and editor living in North Carolina whose work has appeared in Vox, VICE, The Paris Review online, PANK, Bridge Eight, Pithead Chapel, and other journals and anthologies. He is a contributor to The Onion and has previously worked at Medium, BuzzFeed, Business Insider, Quartz, and Little, Brown and Company.
He is the winner of Split Lip Magazine’s 2019 flash fiction contest (judged by Bryan Washington) and Epiphany Magazine’s 2016 “Writers Under 30” contest and was included on Wigleaf’s 2018 longlist for short fiction. He was also a finalist for the 2021 James Hurst Prize for Fiction, selected for Honorable Mention by the Speculative Literature Foundation for the 2016 Working Class Writers Grant, and named the 2nd-place winner of One Throne Magazine‘s 2014 short story contest.
He is a graduate of Vassar College and previously taught a course on satire writing for Catapult. He also composes ragtime music, which has been performed in concert at the Bloomingdale School of Music and the “What a Neighborhood!” concert series, as well as other original songs and scores. He can be found on Twitter @jlucbouchard.