Awards and Achievements

2015: Selected to participate in the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Writer's Workshop in Auvillar, France.

2011, 2013, 2014, 2015: Selected as an Honoree in the Binnacle's International Ultra-short Competition

2013: The Glass Sponge publication, Finishing Line Press

2012: Semi-finalist New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition

2010 to present: Winner of two Red Room Creative Challenges; Red Room blogs featured numerous times as the Best of Red Room, Red Room Editor's Pick and Blog of the Day. Book Review featured as Review of the Week.

Note: Jules' other publications are listed under Published Work.


Missouri Writer's Guild
American Horticultural Therapy Association
CASA of Southwest Missouri
Federated Garden Clubs of America
Horticultural Therapy Institute
Master Gardeners of the Ozarks
National CASA
University of Missouri Master Gardeners

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

— Emily Dickinson

Jules Jacob

Jules JacobJulie "Jules" Jacob is the author of The Glass Sponge, a semi-finalist in the 2012 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition, published May 2013 by Finishing Line Press. Jules' poems, short stories, and non-fiction essays have appeared in a variety of print and online publications including Rust + Moth, Third Wednesday, Frogpond, Camroc Press Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Binnacle Literary Journal of Coastal Maine, The Writer's Gazette and elsewhere. She was selected to participate in The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 2015 Poetry Workshop in Auvillar, France.

Jules attended the University of New Hampshire, The Horticultural Therapy Institute and Colorado State University. Her deep curiosity, and affinity for the natural world led her to become a Horticultural Therapist and Master Gardener Emeritus for the University of Missouri Extension. Jules advocates for abused and neglected children for CASA of Southwest Missouri and lives in the Mark Twain National Forest near Branson, Missouri.

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