Joe Okonkwo

Author of Jazz Moon:
WINNER: 2016 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
Finalist: 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction

Novel
Jazz Moon, Kensington Books, 2016


Short Stories
"Picnic Street," The New Engagement (Forthcoming in 2017)

"Language," Chelsea Station (Forthcoming in 2017)

"Brushstrokes," Love Stories from Africa (Brittle Paper)

"Cleo," Storychord (2015 Pushcart Prize Nomination)

"Cleo," LGBTsr.org

"A Proper Welcome," Cooper Street

"A Proper Welcome," Shotgun Honey

"Skin," Best Gay Stories 2015 (Lethe Press)

"Skin," Chelsea Station Magazine

"Frou-Frou," Rind Literary

"Baby Boy," Keep This Bag Away From Children

"Eye Candy," Promethean

"Jazz Moon," (short story; precursor to the novel) Best Gay Stories 2009


Essays
"Harlem and Me," Read it Forward


Poetry
"Entitlement," Van Gogh's Ear

"Impressionism," Priapus

"Speakeasy," Anthology Magazine



As Editor
Newtown Literary, Issues 7 - 9

Best Gay Stories 2017 (Forthcoming from Lethe Press)