​Juyanne James was raised in rural Louisiana.  She holds an MA in Literature (University of New Orleans) and a MFA in Writing (Spalding University).  Her short fiction has appeared in various journals, including The Louisville Review, Mythium: the Journal of Contemporary Literature and Cultural Voices, and Eleven Eleven, as well as the anthology Something in the Water: 20 Louisiana Stories (Portals Press, 2010).  She has written for Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts Commissioning Project  ("You Don't Know Me, Child"), and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize on three occasions.  Her story, “The Elderberries,” appeared in New Stories from the South: Best of 2009.  She has also published the personal essay, “Table Scraps” (Bayou Magazine, 2013), which was a notable in Best American Essays 2014. She lives in New Orleans and teaches writing at the University of Holy Cross.    

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