Jen Colclough

Jen Colclough is a poet, novelist, digital artist, and a TEFL/TESOL certified ESL Instructor from Nova Scotia, Canada. She holds a Master of Arts in Classics from Western University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Acadia University. Her poetry has been featured in the following publications: Porch to Porch: A Maritime Haiku Anthology, Not Ghosts, But Spirits Anthology, The Forgotten Fragments of Time Anthology, The Heimat Review, Ionosphere, MORIA Literary Magazine, OpenDoor Magazine, Tidewise Illustrated Quarterly, The Power of Hope Anthology, and Free the Verse. Her short story, "The Opposite of Hunger," was published in The Petal Pages, an anthology of LGBTQ+ prose and poetry. Her academic article "Memorialization in Thucydides’ Plague Episode," appeared in Vol. 11 Iss. 1 of the Journal of Ancient History in May 2023. 

Jen Colclough is also a member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia's Writers Council.

In Winter 2024, Jen Colclough held the Shannon Residency at Beinn Mhàbu in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is currently querying a debut poetry collection and developing a serial drama for a major streaming service.

Freelance editing services available. Contact Jen here.

Based in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Upcoming publications: Canadian Literature, CRAFT Literary, and The Tabula Rasa Review.

My short story, "The Order of Prometheus," was recently shortlisted for Blank Spaces Magazine's March Flash Fiction Contest. Congratulations to the winners!

"Grieving While Gay," is now available on Conquest Publishing's website.

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I'm honoured to accept the Winter 2024 Shannon Residency at Beinn Mhàbu, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Artwork on Display in Halifax, NS

My digital painting, "The Life of Sappho," is now on dislpay on Agricola Street in Halifax, NS.