Winner of the Post’s 2020 Great American Fiction Contest, Jon Gingerich began his writing career at 25 working for weekly newspapers before moving to New York to become editor of a business magazine. But, he says, “fiction has always been my passion.” He received an MFA in creative writing from The New School, and since 2015 has been a fiction instructor at the Gotham Writer’s Workshop in New York City. His work has appeared in a number of literary journals — including Pleiades, Grist, The Oyez Review, Stand Magazine, and Helix Magazine — and he recently finished writing a novel. For more, visit

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