Jean-Luc Bouchard

Jean-Luc Bouchard is a writer and teacher living in North Carolina whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Catapult, Wigleaf, The Paris Review‘s The Daily, Vox, VICE, PANK, Split Lip, Bridge Eight, and Pithead Chapel, and two short story anthologies. He is a contributor to The Onion and has previously worked at Medium, BuzzFeed, Business Insider, Quartz, and Little, Brown and Company. He has taught creative writing as part of the faculty at the St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program, and currently serves as a Lecturer in the English Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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 both the 2021 and 2022 James Hurst Prize for Fiction, a semi-finalist in the 2019 Google Podcasts Creator Program, and selected for Honorable Mention by the Speculative Literature Foundation for the 2016 Working Class Writers Grant.

He is a graduate of Vassar College and the Creative Writing MFA at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He can be found on Twitter @jlucbouchard.