speculative fiction writer


Published Work

"Hemlock" — poem

The Dread Machine

"Hollow Bones" — short story

Chromophobia - Strangehouse Books

"Eleanora" — short story

Bourbon Penn

"Sweet Water" — short story

Beyond the Veil - Ghost Orchid Press, 2022

"After the Bonfire" — short story

Curiouser Magazine, 2021

"Plant Baby" — flash fiction

Brilliant Flash Fiction, 2021

"Desert Animals at Night" — short story

Fusion Fragment, 2021

"When the Last King Dies" — short story

Fall into Fantasy Anthology, 2020

"Fur and Feathers" — short story

Metaphorosis Magazine, 2019

"Sunday" — flash fiction

Ghost Parachute, 2017



No upcoming events


Book Launch

Land of Outcasts by Josh Gauthier

April 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Local Writers Read – Fragments

October 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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L/A Arts Virtual Art Walk

Genre Spotlight Reading – Dark Fantasy

August 29, 2020

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Local Writers Read – The Symbolic and the Real

November 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Quiet City Books

97 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine

Stonecoast Reading

July 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

Dingle Library

Green Street, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland


Jess Koch is an author of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and is currently working on a novel. She primarily writes in the vein of horror or dark speculative fiction.

Her stories have been published in Metaphorosis Magazine, Fusion Fragment, Bourbon Penn, and many others. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Writers’ Program where she concentrated in popular fiction.

Jess is of German, Irish, French, and Native American descent, among others. She grew up on an island off the coast of Maine and her work is deeply influenced by the fishing villages, jagged coast, and pine forests of her childhood. She now lives in a pre-civil war colonial somewhere in New England with her partner, dog, and probably a few ghosts.

You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram for updates on upcoming events and publications.