Jessica Kinnison's work has appeared in Phoebe, Entropy, Juked, and The Southern Humanities Review, among other publications.
A 2018 Kenyon Review Peter Taylor Fellow, her story "Star Party" placed second in the 2018 Tennessee Williams Festival Short Short Fiction Contest. Her story 'Bone on Bone' was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. She won the Southwest Theatre and Film Association Short Play Contest in 2008.
She serves as Director of Programs at Project Lazarus, a nonprofit transitional housing facility for people living with HIV/ AIDS. She currently teaches creative writing in the New Orleans Writers Workshop and co-produces the Dogfish Reading Series in New Orleans, Louisiana.