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Jack Jones Literary Arts creates customized literary campaigns including: strategy development, social media consultations, online media outreach, press kit development, tours, speaking and launch engagements and social media planning. Jack Jones provides both primary and supplemental publicity services.

To learn more about publicity services and pricing, write to Kima with a book project summary and e-galley, if available, at kima@jackjonesliteraryarts.com. We are currently reading for late 2018 and 2019 and are especially looking for commercial fiction, literary fiction, YA novels and memoir. We also have a special interest in cook books, comic books and nonfiction histories.

At this time, Jack Jones Literary Arts does not publicize self-published authors or children's picture book authors, including middle grade books. We are publicizing poetry collections by invitation only.

Learn more about Kima's work through Jack Jones by reading these features at the Los Angeles Times, Bitch MagazinePoets and Writers Magazine, Refinery 29NPR Code Switch, The RootNylon MagazineBisou Elle, Essence Magazine, LA Times, Girl Boss, Bitch Magazine and Hannah Magazine.

Current Campaigns

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"I feel like I can’t tell one story about a giant mustard penis because it’s not about a mustard penis only, but about all of these incidents together, in context, and through time." So begins the title story in Renee Simms’s debut short story collection, Meet Behind Mars—a revealing look at how geography, memory, ancestry, and desire influence our personal relationships.

“Renee Simms is an incredible storyteller gifted with both wit and wisdom. She's not afraid of the hard questions, yet this work brims with hope and heart. Meet Behind Mars marks an exciting debut of a vibrant new voice in American literature.”—Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow

Renee Simms is an assistant professor of African American Studies and contributing faculty to English Studies at University of Puget Sound. Originally from Detroit, she received her B.A. in literature from University of Michigan, a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, and an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University.  Her published work appears or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Literary Hub, Southwest Review, North American Review, The Rumpus, Salon, Feminist Wire, and All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press). She has received fellowships and support from Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center, Kimbilio Fiction, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, the Arizona Humanities Council, Cave Canem, and VONA. Renee is currently at work on a novel and has a short story collection, Meet Behind Mars, forthcoming from Wayne State University Press.

Jack Jones Literary Arts is publicizing Meet Behind Mars.

 

Set in the glittering art deco world of a century ago, MEM makes one slight alteration to history: a scientist in Montreal discovers a method allowing people to have their memories extracted from their minds, whole and complete. Debut novelist Bethany Morrow has created an allegory for our own time, exploring profound questions of ownership, and how they relate to identity, memory and history, all in the shadows of Montreal’s now forgotten slave trade.   

“This is a searing tale of consequences, but it’s also an insightful look into what makes us who we are and what happens when we can dispose of parts of ourselves we no longer want around to haunt us. I guarantee this is a book that will dig its way into your own memories and may well keep you up at night with thoughts you just can’t turn off. What a page-turner!"—Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore

A California native, Bethany graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Sociology (but took notable detours in the Film and Theatre departments). Following undergrad, she studied Clinical Psychological Research at the University of Wales, Bangor, in Great Britain before returning to North America to focus on her literary work. Unnamed Press is publishing her debut novel, MEM.

Jack Jones Literary Arts is publicizing MEM.

 

Leaders from 18 of our nation’s most influential poetry organizations will descend on Tucson and Phoenix November 30 to December 2 to learn about the region’s rich literary history and plan for a series of programs in March 2018 that will address a socially relevant theme. The organizations are part of a newly-formed Poetry Coalition that is working to increase the visibility of the art form and demonstrate its unique ability to spark dialogue and encourage empathy.

Last March, the Poetry Coalition piloted programming on the theme of migration and reached more than 100,000 individuals in 11 cities with readings, panel discussions, writing workshops, publications of poems, and social media-based projects.

Jack Jones Literary Arts is publicizing the March 2018 Poetry Coalition events in partnership with the Academy of American Poets.

 

In Like a Mother, Angela offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, chemistry, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, informed by research, reportage, and her own experience. With a journalist’s curiosity and discipline, a mother’s urgency, and a food writer’s insatiability, she explores the science behind the pressing questions women have about a number of subjects, including postpartum hormones, breast milk, and miscarriage.

Infused with candor and humor, born out of awe, appreciation, and understanding of the human body and its workings, Like a Mother is a full-frontal look at what’s really happening underneath your skin (and to it), and why women need to know.

Angela Garbes is a Seattle-based writer specializing in food, bodies, and women's health. She was a staff writer at newsweekly The Stranger and her book Like A Mother, reported essays exploring the scientific mysteries and cultural myths of pregnancy, will be published in 2018.

Jack Jones Literary Arts is marketing Like a Mother.

 


Ever since her mom died three years ago, Analee Echevarria has had trouble saying out loud the weird thoughts that sit in her head. With a best friend who hates her and a dad who’s marrying a yogi she can’t stand, Analee spends most of her time avoiding reality and role-playing as Kiri, the night elf hunter at the center of her favorite online game.

Through Kiri, Analee is able to express everything real-life Analee cannot: her bravery, her strength, her inner warrior. The one thing both Kiri and Analee can’t do, though, is work up the nerve to confess her romantic feelings for Kiri’s partner-in-crime, Xolkar—a.k.a. a teen boy named Harris whom Analee has never actually met in person.

Janelle Milanes is the author of The Victoria in My Head and Analee, in Real Life. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two cats. Her favorite Disney princess is Belle, since she was also a big book nerd.

Jack Jones Literary Arts is publicizing Analee, in Real Life

Past Campaigns

Dolen Perkins-Valdez's Balm, strategic publicity in Los Angeles, 2015.

Kimbilio Fiction, strategic and cultural publicity and event planning in Minneapolis, Washington DC, Brooklyn, Dallas and Houston, 2015.

Naomi Jackson's The Star Side of Bird Hill, cultural publicity and tour planning in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland and Decatur, 2015.

Tananarive Due's Ghost Summer, launch party and strategic publicity in Los Angeles, 2015.

Nina Revoyr's Lost Canyon, strategic publicity in Los Angeles, 2015.

Tanwi Nandini Islam's Bright Lines, national strategic and cultural publicity, national tour planning 2015.

Elissa Blount Moorhead's P is for Pussy, strategic publicity and event planning in Baltimore, Brooklyn and Philadelphia, 2015-2016.

Desiree Cooper's Know the Mother, strategic and cultural publicity and national tour planning, 2016.

Strategic publicity and planning for Out of the Binder, Inc's LA conference, BinderCon, for women and gender-nonconforming writers, March 19-20, 2016.

Cole Lavalais's Summer of the Cicadas, strategic publicity and national tour planning, 2016.

Tyehimba Jess' Olio, strategic publicity and national and international event planning, 2015-2016.

Dr. Ashaki Jackson's Language Lesson, strategic publicity and launch planning, 2016.

Rion Amilcar Scott's Insurrections, national strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2016.

Sarah Schulman's Conflict is Not Abuse, national and cultural publicity, 2016.

Natalie Baszile's Queen Sugar, national cultural publicity, 2016. 

Strategic publicity and planning for Out of the Binder, Inc's NYC conference, BinderCon, for women and gender-nonconforming writers, October 29-30, 2016.

Kimbilio Fiction, strategic and cultural publicity and event planning in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Dallas, 2016.

Lilliam Rivera's The Education of Margot Sanchez, national strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2017. 

Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give, supplemental strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2017. 

Khadijah Queen's I'm So Fine: a list of famous men & what I had on, national strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2017. 

Simone John's Testify, limited strategic publicity, 2017.

Dr. Natalie Graham's Begin with a Failed Body, limited strategic publicity and launch planning, 2017.

David Barclay Moore's The Stars Beneath Our Feet, supplemental strategic and cultural publicity and launch planning, 2017. 

Nic Stone's Dear Martin, supplemental strategic and cultural publicity, 2017. 

Aisha Sabatini Sloan's Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2017.

Leesa Cross-Smith's Whiskey and Ribbons, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

Shauna Barbosa's Cape Verdean Blues, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

Natalia Sylvester's Everyone Knows You Go Home, national strategic and cultural publicity, 2018.

Poetry Society of America's Four Quartets Prize, national publicity, 2018.