Jessica Westhead is a Toronto writer and freelance editor. Her fiction has appeared in literary magazines such as Joyland.ca, The Antigonish Review, Matrix, THIS Magazine, Geist, and Taddle Creek. She also made poetry winner, a zine exposé of the nefarious National Library of Poetry. Her short-story chapbook, Those Girls, was published by Greenboathouse Books in 2006, and her first novel, Pulpy & Midge, was published by Coach House Books in fall 2007. She is currently finishing up a collection of short fiction.
“Westhead has a real gift for dialogue, creating a vibrant world that exists almost completely between quotation marks… Westhead is an expert at creating tension, whether it is between or within characters. Because almost everyone in Pulpy & Midge
is polite, the tension inhabits the spaces between the lines, cold as ice.”
— Broken Pencil