Jessica A. Kent

Jessica A. Kent

Creative Literary Professional in Boston


I’m a writer from Boston, MA, with a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, and an ALM in English from Harvard University. I mostly focus on fiction writing, but also work within other genres, including academic writing, copy writing, marketing content, book reviews, interviews, longform articles, and whatever else I need at the moment.

In 2012, I founded The Boston Book Blog, a website covering the city's literary scene (you can find out more below).

Originally from New York, I consider myself a Bostonian through-and-through.



"That unfailing comfort is, it's all predestinated": Ishmael's Calvinist Journey in Moby-Dick. Master’s thesis, Harvard University, 2018. Honorable mention

Leah Lovenheim Award for Short Fiction, “Rose.”

Coastland Prophet.” Pocket Change Vol. 1.
Documentation.” Boston Literary Magazine.
The Lost.” Boston Thought.
“Rose.” Lea Lovenheim Award for Short Fiction.
“Phenomenon of the Dead.” Emerson Review.
Seven Dollar Harmonium.” Pocket Change Vol. 2.

“Acquaintances in the Environment of Art.” Corkboard: A Place for Literary Journalists.
The Music of Moby-Dick.” American Sublime.
Thoreau, Edwards & Living Deliberately.” Relevant Magazine.

Book Reviews
Son of HamasRelevant Magazine.
Flame AlphabetRelevant Magazine.
Zone OneRelevant Magazine.
The SicknessEnglewood Review of Books.
Quiet: The Power of IntrovertsEnglewood Review of Books.

Website Design & Management
Boston Book Blog. 2012-present.
Harvard Business School Prematriculation Site. 2013-present.
Pocket Change Literary Magazine. 2017-2018.
JERNY. 2011-2012.

Boston Book Blog

In 2012, I moved back to Boston desiring to be a writer, so I went online to find out what the literary scene was like…and found the information I wanted, about local events and authors, was scattered about the web.

So I started a hub, pulling together readings, literary events, resources, local authors, and more. In just six years we’ve grown from a hardly-updated one page blog to a full, multi-resourced website that members of the local community have come to know as their sources for Boston literary community news and information.

Visit The Boston Book Blog now!


Writer for Hire


My various interests and projects have brought me to many different styles of writing and writing management, including:

  • Fiction writing, including novels and short fiction

  • Longform articles, interviews, journalistic pieces

  • Website copy for personal sites, non-profit, and higher education

  • Newsletter creation and publication

  • Marketing copy for various social media outlets

  • Academic and research papers

  • Book reviews

  • Editorial oversight for websites and blogs

I’m available to help you with whatever writing your project needs. Get in contact with me below.


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