Janna McMahan Publications


National bestselling author, Janna McMahan, has published numerous articles, short stories and personal essays. With a background in journalism and public relations, she’s adept at research, interviewing and shaping compelling narratives for feature articles and business ventures.

When she isn’t writing commercially, McMahan turns her creative efforts to personal essays and award-winning short fiction. Below are a few of her favorite short stories and personal essays. Click through on the READ buttons for free access. Others can be purchased as part of anthologies.

The writing here will rotate, so occasionally check back to see what’s new.

Short Fiction

The Curtor - Found Anew

The Curator

Found Anew, The University of South Carolina Press

The Curtor - Found Anew


Still: the journal

The Curtor - Found Anew


Snow Angels, Kensington Publishing

The Curtor - Found Anew

Chautauqua: Water

Published by the Creative Writing Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Personal Essays

The Limelight

How I stalked my prince of tides

The Limelight, Muddy Ford Press

State of the Heart

The Long Lake View

State of the Heart, The University of South Carolina Press

Literary Dogs

A Name You Can Yell

Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers, Hub City Press

Literary Dogs

Writer In Residence

Charleston Magazine