Jared Lemus is a Latinx writer who focuses on writing about Hispanic culture and issues regarding race, religion, sexuality, and politics. His short stories and essays have appeared in the Kenyon Review Online, PANK, The Coal Hill, Cleaver, The Pinch, and Joyland, among others, and are forthcoming in Kweli and The Cimarron Review. He was a recipient of the Nordan-Kinder Award in fiction and was awarded a fellowship at the Colgate Writers’ Conference. He is one of the 2022 Tin House Summer Workshop Scholars.
Lemus has an M.A. in English pending from Mississippi State and has worked as an editor at Jabberwock Review and Aster(ix), and a reader at Barren Magazine and Autumn House Press Summer Full-Length Fiction Contest 2021.
He currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh where he has been awarded the William S. Dietrich Fellowship. Lemus is currently finishing his first novel and working on a short story collection. A brief excerpt from his novel-in-progress, Guatemalan Rhapsody, appeared in Coal Hill Review and can be read here.
Updated July 2022