speculative fiction writer




Weird Horror, March 2024

Short Stories

"Hollow Bones"

Chromophobia - Strangehouse Books, 2022

Bram Stoker Awards Nominee - Superior Achievement in an Anthology


Bourbon Penn, 2022

"Sweet Water"

Beyond the Veil - Ghost Orchid Press, 2022

"After the Bonfire"

Curiouser Magazine, 2021

"Plant Baby"

Brilliant Flash Fiction, 2021

"Desert Animals at Night"

Fusion Fragment, 2021

"When the Last King Dies"

Fall into Fantasy Anthology, 2020

"Fur and Feathers"

Metaphorosis Magazine, 2019


Ghost Parachute, 2017



The Dread Machine, 2022

Nominated for Best of the Net



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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 enjoys writing cross-genre with a focus on horror, speculative, and weird 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 grew up on an island off the coast of Maine and her work is deeply influenced by the fishing villages, jagged coastline, and dense 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.