About James DeAngelis

Jim DeAngelis is a publishing and media professional with 20 years of experience. Jim has worked in various industries, including fundraising, library/reference, government, telecom, legal, and tech, for such top publishers as Ziff Davis, American Lawyer Media, and Congressional Quarterly Press. Over his career Jim has managed editorial, print and online production, and webinars teams. He is an expert in directory and database publishing and has judged publications for OPASTCO. He is also the former Vice President of the Database & Directory Publishers Forum & Network. In his spare time, Jim is one of the volunteer leaders of Jersey City Writers and loves to write short stories.

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Villain Monologue

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   Did you really think that you would catch me?  ME!? I saw by the look in your eyes that you did.   You really thought that you could. You with your […]

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Derek Slash Stiles

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading. Please enjoy.   No one at school really knew about Derek and me.  We kept it quiet – some would call it keeping it on the down low.  Whatever, you call it.  We knew that our friends would […]

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Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds

Jersey City Writers (JCW) seeks stories that are more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…unless you are one lab accident away from world domination. That’s super too! Whether it’s tales of humble heroics or terrible tasks, JCW is looking for original pieces of short fiction, stand-alone excerpts […]

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The Nightly News

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy. It is an except from an forthcoming memoir NJMF: Defiance and Survival in the Suburbs by Mark Sullivan.   “You know, I swear I don’t know what the hell it is you think you’re accomplishing going out there with […]

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Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading — Call for Submission

JCW is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of romantic fanfiction stories with an erotic twist. Make it sexy, make it romantic, make it steamy or sweet. Flash fiction, poetry, monologues, dialogue-only scripts, lyrics, and epistolary fiction all welcome, as long as it involves your favorite couple (or more!) from a television show, film, […]

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BLACKOUT! A NIGHT OF MEMOIRS — Call for submissions

JCW is seeking nonfiction with an intoxicating twist. True tales of terrible tequila, regrettable rum and wicked wine are welcome. We are looking for memoirs, essays or any nonfiction piece saturated in saki or drowning in drambuie. Think of your first sip of dad’s PBR, your worst hangover ever, or your journey with the Twelve […]

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The Horror of Love — Call for Stories

JCW is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of romantic stories with a horror twist. Make it scary, make it romantic, make it paranormal or gothic. Selected works will be read at our Horror of Love literary event and published on our website. Flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, monologues, dialogue-only scripts, lyrics, epistolary fiction […]

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Double Take

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy.   Detective Sloan could read a crime scene like a cheap paperback.  Some scenes were a comedy of errors. Criminals — too stupid to live — getting themselves killed while committing robberies. Others […]

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Recess: Children Stories for Adults — Call for Stories

Jersey City Writers (JCW ) is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of children’s stories for adults. Think Curious George slaving in a cubicle, or Green Eggs and Ham and Boozy Brunch, or the Pevensie siblings discovering a nightclub in their wardrobe instead of Narnia. Just please, make it your own – no copyrighted […]

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Street Walking

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. I have lived in the metropolitan New York City area for more than fourteen years and every day I walk the city’s streets. Over the years I have been pushed and jostled. I have been stepped on and nudged. […]

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