Awards & Honors

Modern Girls A USA Today bestseller • A Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read” • 2017 Housatonic Book Award finalist in Fiction • 2016 Goodreads Choice semifinalist for Historical Fiction

“Things I’ll Tell My Daughter When She’s Older,” 2020 Honorable Mention, WOMR Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest

The Codeine of Jordan selected as a notable essay in The Best American Travel Writing 2012

Romanian Fish Southeast Review, winner of the 2005 World’s Best Short Short Contest judged by Robert Olen Butler

Satire & Humor

Go To College And Get The Hell Out Of My House Slackjaw, April 2020 Read

Rules For Sharing This Café With Me, A Writer Slackjaw, November 2019 Read

Hidden Europe: The Top 20 Sights You’ll See When Traveling with Your Teen McSweeney’s, August 2019 Read

Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

The Life and Death (and Life) of Miami Beach Creative nonfiction In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and Places In Between, edited by Jim Ross, March 2018

Surface Routes Creative nonfiction The MacGuffin, Winter 2016

Here But Not Here Creative nonfiction Hippocampus Magazine, January 2016 Read

The Baseness of Nature Short story Fiction Southeast, August 2015 Read

The Codeine of Jordan Creative nonfiction Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9, Travelers Tales / Solas House, Inc., August 2013

This Moment, Right Now Short story Sierra Nevada Review, Spring 2013

The Codeine of Jordan Bellevue Literary Review, Fall 2011 Creative nonfiction Read

In Bulgaria Creative nonfiction Sojourn, 2008

This Is What I Do Creative nonfiction Natural Bridge, Fall 2003

What I Learned Living in New York Creative nonfiction Under the Sun, Summer 1998


‘Windy City Blues’ Explores Racial Tension and Music in 1950s Chicago Book review BookTrib, May 23, 2017 Read

Running Away: A Writer on the Move How running helped make Boston my home Grub Street Blog, November 11, 2016 Read

The Talk: My Daughter’s Uterus, And Other Sex Ed left She Refuses To Discuss With Me Essay on my daughter’s reluctance to discuss sex with me Cognoscenti, October 26, 2016 Read

My Writerly Weakness: A Novel Not about Me? Suggestions on how prepare for National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo blog, September 28, 2016 Read

Finding Your Landsfroyen: Friendship Is Important For Women Networking An essay about the importance of female friendships at work Take the Lead: The Movement Blog, August 17, 2016 Read

Confessions of a Non-Beach Person An essay about summer Great Thoughts Blog, July 25, 2016 Read

Author Jennifer S. Brown on Writing, Feminism, and the Importance of Having a Support Group An interview about the writing life and Modern Girls Reflections of a Reader Blog, July 14, 2016 Read

Leaving Your Comfort Zone: Reading Out of Genre The benefits of expanding your reading horizons Women’s Writers, Women’s Books, July 5, 2016 Read

Writer’s Life: Jennifer Brown An interview about parenting and writing Confessions of Motherhood Blog, May 25, 2016 Read

Perfect Books for Mothers A curated list of books about mothers Read It Forward, May 2016 Read

Rose’s Choice An essay about learning of my great-grandmother’s abortion, which was the inspiration for MODERN GIRLS JW Magazine, April 12, 2016 Read

Guest Post: Debut Novelist Jennifer S. Brown Was Too Busy To Write A Novel. Until She Decided She Wasn’t. Women’s Fiction Writers, April 7, 2016 Read

When a Novel Is a Long Time Coming 1st Books Blog, April 6, 2016 Read

Jennifer S. Brown, Author of “Modern Girls,” Talks Mother-Daughter Drama and Choosing Abortion in the 1930s The Lilith Blog, April 5, 2016 Read

Author Jennifer Brown Talks About How to Research a Novel, Conquering Rejection, and Writing Even When It Hurts Huffington Post, HuffPost Books, April 5, 2016 Read

Facing the Edits: 7 Steps to a Happy Revision Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents blog, March 20, 2016 Read

Weekly blogger at The Debutante Ball September 2015 to August 2016 Read