Janet Freeman is a writer living in northern Colorado. She has over fifteen years of experience writing for radio, newspapers, magazines, and Web-based venues. She has also received several awards for her writing, including a Million Writers Award, awarded for the best fiction published on the web.
Janet holds an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University, and has been writer-in-residence at the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony, Dorset Colony House, and at Centrum. She has served as Membership Director at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and as an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She has also taught numerous fiction workshops, both in the US and abroad, and in 2007 founded Rough Copy, an online journal of creative arts currently on hiatus.
In 2012, a chapbook, A Man Worthy of Your Attention, written by Janet and illustrated by contemporary artist Dana Ellyn was published by RopeWalk Press. Currently, Janet is at work on a novel and collection of short stories.
For current updates and information, you can find her on Facebook.
Have typewriter, will travel.
million writers award
first place, word riot flash fiction anthology contest
fellowship recipient: squaw valley community of writers and aspen words festival
james jones semi-finalist
Guest post on Maria Shriver's blog: lovelessons.
Interview with PANK
Interview with Connotation Press
Janet’s fiction has appeared in Santa Fe Literary Review; Chicago Quarterly Review; PANK, Monkeybicycle, kill author; Connotation Press, Word Riot, Necessary Fiction, Cottonwood, Bacopa, Breakwater Review, Main Street Rag, and more.
Her flash fiction piece "Helping Hand" won first place in Word Riot's anthology contest, and "The Road Home" third place in the Tennessee Williams Festival Fiction contest.
Her story "The Ugliest Drowned Man in the World Washes Ashore Lake Michigan (a cover of a short story written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez" earned the Million Writers Award.
Photos by Lorissa J. Longfellow
"A Man Worthy of Your Attention is absolutely riveting. Freeman's prose, combined with Ellyn's illustrations, adds layers of complexity to ideas of sexuality, terror, and truth." ~ Ariel Gore
Published by RopeWalk Press, 2012.