Jacquelin Cangro


My first book, The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York (Plume)for which I served as editor, contains 27 essays about the New York City subway system written by well-known straphangers such as Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead and Francine Prose. The collection received print reviews nationally, and I appeared on a variety of broadcast media outlets such as CBS Morning News, NY1 and NPR.

My short fiction has been published in the literary journals Pangolin Papers and The Macguffin. My essays and other non-fiction work have appeared in Preservation OnlinePrick of the Spindle, Narrative.ly, and History-Magazine, among others. I hold a MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia State University, and I teach an online class in creative writing techniques called Back to Basics at The Loft Literary Center.

I’ve been happily working as a freelance manuscript editor, specializing in fiction, essays and memoir. I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Editorial Freelancers Association


I’ve finished my first novel titled Becoming Rose, a coming of age story set during WWII. My latest WIP takes place in France between the wars.

Please visit my blog where I post weekly on anything that strikes my fancy, including my dog.

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you
something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson