Selections: Published Literary Fiction & Lyric Prose



a novel by Jane Harrington (Brighthorse Books 2022)


Available in print and ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, Indiebound, and other booksellers. Winner of the Brighthorse Prize and longlisted for the Crooks Corner Book Prize.





"Tree of Life"

NEW SQUARE, Fall 2021


"To Lady Wilde (Amongst the Trial Men of Reading Gaol)"

NEW SQUARE, Spring 2021


Excerpt from In Circling Flight (upcoming novel from Brighthorse Books)






Excerpt from In Circling Flight (upcoming from Brighthorse Books)

NEW SQUARE, the journal of the Sancho Panza Literary Society

Fall 2020, Volume 3, Issue 1





BIG FICTION, Winter 2020





Published in Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene, ed. by Jessica Cory, West Virginia University Press, 2019; short-listed for the 2016 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Wexford Literary Festival, Ireland.


"The Elf Lord"

Published as fiction feature, Port Yonder Press, November 2017.



"You. There. Now"

Published in Feminine Collective, June 2017.


“Poet Wanderer”

Published in Claudius Speaks, Issue III: Buried, 2017.


“Ossein Pith”

Published in Eastern Iowa Review, Issue 3, 2017.



“The Die is Cast” and “An Apology Tour”

Published in Who Want the World Like It Is? A 2016 Election Anthology

Birds Piled Loosely Press, January 2017.


 "Strangers On The Road"

Published in Circa: A Journal of Historical Fiction, April 2016;

now part of the novel In Circling Flight (Brighthorse Books 2021).



“Unanswered: An Essay on Research” 

Published in Copperfield Review, February 2016.



"Dear John, I've Fallen for a Dog"

Published in Chautauqua (UNCW), Volume 11, 2014, under the title “Sirius";

now part of the novel In Circling Flight (Brighthorse Books 2021).




“All God's Children Gonna Take A Ride”

Published in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers (Shepherd), Volume 7, 2015;

nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize;

now part of the novel In Circling Flight (Brighthorse Books 2021).






"Moving Day"

Published in Mom Egg Review, Volume 12 (2014);

Long-listed for Anam Cara Short Fiction Contest (2012). 



“The Waiting Room”

Published in Mom Egg Review, Volume 13 (2015);

Finalist WOW (Women On Writing) Creative Nonfiction Prize (2023).


“John Harrington”

Published in Irish America magazine, Vol. 30 Issue 2 (2015), pg. 66.


“Watching—The Fall”

Published in Portland Review, web feature (2015);

Long-listed for Fish Short Memoir Prize, Cork, Ireland (2013).


She'd Like A Fish, Without Water” 

 Published in The Washington Post, Metro section, “With Apologies to Art Linkletter” column (2008).