TOM JENKS is the cofounder and editor of Narrative  Magazine. He is a former editor of Esquire, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, and The Paris Review, and a senior editor at Scribners.

edited by Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks
from the Diaries of the World’s Great Writers, edited with Carol Edgarian
  • Editors' Note
  • Audio Introduction to NYC Narrative Reading
  • Tom Jenks has given classes at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the Creative Writing Programs at University of California (Irvine and Davis), Washington University in St. Louis, the Squaw Valley and Bennington Summer Writing Workshops, and, privately, in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
  • A Poetics of Fiction, Six Chapters on the Art of Imaginative Prose
  • My Reading: James Baldwin's “Sonny's Blues,” forthcoming from Oxford University Press
  • A Brief Handbook of Revision for Writers
  • So You’re Thinking of Getting an MFA
  • Agents: The Business of Writing
  • His writing has appeared in Harper’s, Ploughshares, Vanity Fair, Esquire, The American Scholar, Five Points, the Los Angeles Times, Conde Nast’s Traveler, Manhattan, Inc., Missouri Review, Columbia, Reasons to Believe, The Encyclopedia of Literary Biography, and elsewhere.
    For BBC’s American Visions: Montana Cowboys, a one-hour program on rural life in America and part of an extended series examining the United States, Tom Jenks helped drive three hundred feral horses across thousands of acres of rugged terrain, in and out of towns, across an interstate highway, and past a forty-foot cliff and other dangers to a summer pasture. It’s an exhilarating and terrifying ride that provides a metaphor for Montana and America today. Tom scripted and narrated the program.