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 The Bark, A Year In Ink: Volumes 15 (June 2022) & 16 (May/June 2023), Wisconsin Writers Anthology 2022, and Creative Wisconsin Magazine. 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” to be published in San Diego Writers, Ink’s A Year in Ink, Volume 16 (May/June 2023)


The Palimpsest: A Novel


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


Paper Hearts,” published in June 2022 Creative Wisconsin Magazine.


Upcoming Events

Event: Winter Writer Reading Series: Adrianna McCollum

When: February 1, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where:  Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts.  In-person at the Lind Pavilion, 411 Commerce St., Mineral Point and online via Zoom – register to receive link