Jennifer Baker received her MFA from The New School’s graduate program in Creative Writing. She works as a production editor, and contributes to Bustle.com, and is the social media director and a writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Jennifer is a panel organizer for We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit organization that sprang to life from the #WeNeedDiverseBooks media campaign to increase minority representation (of all kinds) in literature. She is also the creator and host of the podcast Minorities in Publishing. Jennifer’s short story “The Pursuit of Happiness” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2017 and in December 2013, her young adult manuscript, The Facility, won the SCBWI On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award for underrepresented voices in children’s literature.
Craft Tip: Use the Merriam-Webster’s word of the day. “If you’re stuck, write a story around it, or a poem around it. I think it’s a really good writing prompt.”
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