Bio

Jack Smith  is a fiction writer with short story publications in North American Review, Texas Review, Southern Review, Night Train, X-Connect, In Posse Review, and others.   His novel Hog to Hog won the George Garrett Fiction Prize and was published by Texas Review Press in 2008.  His second novel, Icon, was published in 2014 by Serving House Books.  His third novel, Being, is scheduled to be published by the same press in April, 2016.

He has  written 2 dozen articles for Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market as well as The Writer, including interview articles of Edmund White, Richard Bausch, Tim O’Brien, T.C. Boyle, and Elizabeth Strout.  He has published reviews in numerous literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, American Book Review, Pleiades, Texas Review, X-Connect, Mid-American Review, and Iowa Review.

His nonfiction books include a co-authored work,  Killing Me Softly (Monthly Review Press, 2002) and Write and Revise for Publication: A 6-Month Plan for Crafting a Publishable Novel and Other Works of Fiction, published by Writer’s Digest Books (2013).

He served as fiction editor for 25 years for The Green Hills Literary Lantern, published by Truman State University Press.