Joe Okonkwo

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

Jazz Moon, Kensington Books

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

"Language," Chelsea Station

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

"Cleo," Storychord (2015 Pushcart Prize Nomination)


"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

"Harlem and Me," Read it Forward

"Entitlement," Van Gogh's Ear

"Impressionism," Priapus

"Speakeasy," Anthology Magazine