Jay Wolf

Jay Wolf is a sculptor, author and illustrator working in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Pronouns are they/them.)

Short Fiction Co-Editor of Speculative Masculinities, forthcoming from Galli Books.

Check out the submissions guidelines here: submissions close April 15th, 2018! Speculative Masculinities Guidelines

Cohost of the podcast Mad Writers Union.

Viable Paradise XIX alum.

Submissions Editor at Uncanny Magazine.


For ten years, Jay was the materials technician for a Manhattan art shop. A significant portion of the day involved educating the general public on the safe, controlled uses of hazardous chemicals and sharp implements.

Now, they divide time between disciplines: writing, illustration, costuming, sculpture, mold-making and casting, and other freelance art and creative projects.

At present, Jay is not a space pirate, but spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about what it’d be like. And, thanks to Viable Paradise, it feels less weird to go through the compulsive drive to write down all that space pirate stuff.

Essays & Commentary

a before and an after

I have a lot of practical thoughts on Viable Paradise, but I needed to get the emotional glurge out first. The thing I’m learning about epiphanies is that they happen, and leave, and happen again.


Need to reach me? Until I get my contact form sorted out, feel free to reach out via email to jay at jayxwolf dot com and I’ll be in touch shortly!