Jacqueline Schaalje Author Page

Jacqueline Schaalje has published stories and poetry in the Massachusetts Review, Talking Writing, Frontier Poetry, Grist, among others. Her stories were finalists for the Live Canon Competition, Epiphany Prize and the New Guard Competition. She has received support and/or scholarships at the Southampton Writers Conference and International Women’s Writing Guild, and One Story and Live Canon workshops. She joined the Tupelo Press 30/30 project. She is the current co-editor of arc, the magazine of IAWE, the Israeli Association of Writers in English. She previously worked as a freelance journalist. She earned her MA in English from the University of Amsterdam.

List of published poems and stories:

The High Jump Fraternization, Apricots Bouncing (two poems)
In Parentheses, October 2021

Orange Flames (flash story)
In Parentheses, October 2021

All The Things I Missed
Constellations, later this year

Stain
Six Sentences, June 2021

Pancake Day
Free State Review, Issue 14 Summer/Fall 2021

The lightness in my head is the voice of a flickering candle
Sad Girls Lit Blog, July 2021

Pry Open My Fist
The Closed Eye Open, July 2021

Bird Migrations
London Grip New Poetry, June 2021

Vegetation Story, He Gives Me a Pear from his Garden
Hole in the Head Review, May 2021

Holocaust Reremembrance
Halah, April 2021

Poem read in Jerusalem for Holocaust Remembrance Day, 7 April 2021, Event Recording on Jerusalism FB Page.

Autumn Switch
Thimble Magazine, Spring 2021

Once I Was a Lighthouse
Talking Writing, March 2021

Kissing with Jackals in the Background, Gwadodyn of the Soul
My reading of “Kissing” is at 17:22 minutes. Arc Israel, Winter 2020

Matkot
Wild Roof Journal, January 2021

He Gives Me a Pear from his Garden
Finalist Globe Soup Autumn Competition, November 2020 (unpublished)

The Statue and The Trail
The Banyan Review, September 2020

To Carry Sand in Your Wedding Shoes 
HerWords, Summer 2020

Daniella Has Good Lungs 
Shortlist Live Canon Competition, October 2020

Dayrip to Bethlehem
Sunspot Lit, Shortlisted, August 2020

Red 
Sunspot Lit, Honorable Mention, Summer 2020

The Juliets 
Photograph in Toho Journal Online, Spring/Summer 2020

Tempest Song: Butterflies  
Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Summer 2020

Blood Averse  
Kind Writers, Honorable Mention, Summer 2020

Dust to Dusting
Talking Writing, Spring 2020

My Circle. Accompanying piece in Writing in a Crisis (scroll down to bottom of page).

Femicide of the Muse
Heirlock Magazine, Winter 2019

Before her Time
The Write Launch, Winter 2019

When Your Mother Gets Old
Crosswinds, Spring 2019

Family at Sea
Grist, Winter 2019

He asks if I cheat on him after he hasn’t been in touch for two weeks; The Impossibility of Making Love; Plaything
arc (Israel), Winter 2019

After an Accident
Frontier Poetry, August 2018

Dante’s Lines; Mouthings; If You Know Snow; Reassembly: The City with a Heart
Sixfold, Summer 2018

The Hum
Sky Island Journal, June 2018

The God Girl
Massachusetts Review, Winter 2018

Interview with Myself During the War
On the Premises, Autumn 2015