Jenny Rae Rappaport

Jenny Rae Rappaport writes both science fiction and fantasy stories, occasionally with a dash of romance.

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Jenny Rae Rappaport has been published in Lightspeed Magazine, Escape Pod, and Daily Science Fiction, among other magazines. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing workshop, and holds a BA in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. In the past, she has worked as a literary agent, a marine sciences field guide, and spent a semester observing monkeys as an intern with the Pittsburgh Zoo. She enjoys baking and photography, among other hobbies. Jenny lives in New Jersey with her family, where she divides her time between writing and herding small children. She can be found online at and on Twitter at @jennyrae.

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Published Jun 29, 2020 · 301 words (2 minutes) · 319 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction flash fiction slipstream prose poem

The things that lie between...


Tiny snowflakes on winter sun



The Black Veils

Published May 25, 2020 · 1,056 words (4 minutes) · 391 views

Fantasy magic war

A young woman is forced to make an impossible choice.


Marigold (Calendula) is a genus of about 15–20 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae that are often known as marigolds.
Featured April 30, 2020




Published Apr 29, 2020 · 1,114 words (5 minutes) · 7 likes · 719 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Science Fiction cyborg unicorns mental health the void

Deep inside your psyche, four doors stand before you, each a reminder of a lifetime of pain and regret (even the door to the Unicorn Kingdom). Can you find a way to open a new door? 

Author Jenny Rae Rappaport has taken turns as a literary agent, marine sciences field guide, and intern at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Her work has appeared in Lightspeed, Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, and more.




Dear Penelope

Published Mar 15, 2020 · 769 words (3 minutes) · 725 views

Science Fiction Romance epistolary emails

Starfish, a spaceship journey, and e-mails.


Visit to Basel Zoo