Jan Schmidt

Jan Schmidt, an editor for literary magazine Cable Street, has published fiction in Anti-Heroin Chic, The Wall, Tupelo Quarterly, The Long Story, and New York Stories. Downtown published a series of her oral history interviews with hard-core, risky individuals’ brushes with salvation. Her short story collection Everything I Need was a finalist for the Eludia Award, Hidden River Arts, 2019. Her unpublished novel Sunlight Underground was a finalist for the Novel Slices Award, 2021. In 2015, she retired from her position as Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center.