Becca Borawski Jenkins: Biography

Though Becca was born with the instinct to write, as a teenager she decided that a career in film and television would be more “practical” (don’t ask her the logic behind that). But even while studying filmmaking, she excelled as a writer, having a play produced in undergrad and a script turned into a short film in graduate school. While earning her MFA at the famed USC film school, she focused mainly on script-writing and picture editing—both core elements of good story telling.

Becca Borawski JenkinsBecca’s obsession with story telling and writing continues to this day. She has taken numerous courses through UCLA’s Writers’ Program, the Attic Writing Institute (Portland, Oregon), and LitReactor, as well as workshops with Richard Thomas and Kathy Fish. She is also a rabid consumer of books on the writing craft.

She writes fiction, in both short and long form, as well as things people call “prose poetry” and a fair bit of narrative non-fiction.

Her first novel attempt now happily resides in a digital “drawer,” though it did garner a couple award nominations. She is currently sending her actual “first novel”—Elliott’s Name Is Elliotout to agents.

For her novel-length work, she was nominated for the UCLA Writer’s Program 2016 Allegra Johnson Prize in Novel Writing and was among the Top 30 in the 2015 Dana Awards for novel writing. In both 2017 and 2018, she made the longlist for the wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions. In 2018, she received three Pushchart Prize nominations.

Becca Borawski Jenkins

She and her husband are full-time RVers and spend their time driving in giant circles around North America.

Her first short story was published by concīs. Since then she has been published in  many others journals. Click here for a full list of her current and forthcoming publications.