Adrianna McCollum


Adrianna McCollum is a writer of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

She won First Place in Nonfiction in the 73rd Annual Jade Ring Writing Contest and has been published in A Year In Ink: Volumes 15 & 16Creative Wisconsin Magazine, Defenestration Magazine, The Bark, The San Diego Poetry Annual, and Wisconsin Writers Anthology 2022. She was featured in The Oregon Observer in August 2022 and January 2023.

Her nonfiction mostly recounts her experiences coming-of-age living with her father in Salt Lake City in the 1980s, while her poetry touches on themes of nature, identity, and motherhood.

Featured Work

“An arresting recollection of the unique environment of the author’s upbringing, full of insight, commentary, and a peculiar wonder.”

Wisconsin Writers Association Judge
on the Jade Ring Writing Contest-winning essay


73rd Annual Jade Ring Writing Contest-winning nonfiction essay “Mormon Girl Hair and the Styrofoam Harem”

“Sacred Teachings of Cosmopolitan Magazine,” published in San Diego Writers, Ink’s A Year in Ink, Volume 16


Peregrine from the Stories: A Novel


Seeking Starlight,” published in San Diego Writers, Ink’s A Year in Ink, Volume 15

The Standoff,” published in Defenestration Magazine

“a warrior’s story,” dedicated to her late coworker, Suzette French

Book Reviews

Michelle Murray’s The Dream Walker Land of Mystica Series Volume One

Barbara Held’s Timmy in the Old West (coming soon)


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