essays in journals

“The Googly Eye.” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers. Summer 2014. Forthcoming.

“The Avocado.” Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. 16:1 (Spring 2014): 75-83.

"Borrowed Babies." Iron Horse Literary Review. 15.3 (Spring 2013 Special Nonfiction Issue): 18-35.

"Family Portrait: An Essay in Third Person." Superstition Review (Issue 8, Fall 2011).

“Bird Girls.” Willow Springs. 68 (Fall 2011): 62-65.

“Nineteen Weeks and One Day.” r.k.v.r.y. quarterly literary journal. 6.3(Summer 2011). Reprint.

“Five Fives.” MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine. Spring 2011.

“The Little Box.” MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine. 8 (Summer/Fall 2009): 52-54.

“The River Cave.” River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. 11.1 (Fall 2009): 9-18. *Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

“Paddling the Middle Fork: A Love Story in Low Water.” The River Teeth Reader 10.1&2 (Fall 2008/Spring 2009 “best-of-the-best” ten-year anniversary double issue): 234-44. Reprint.

“Tango, Like the Dance.” Descant. 40: 1 (Spring 2009): 50-51.
* featured on Carole Giangrande's podcast Words to Go in March 2010.

“Burned.” Conclave: A Journal of Character 1 (Fall 2008): 48-49. (audio recording at *Conclave is also for sale on Amazon

“The Sloth.” Brevity. 26 (Hot & Cold Issue): Winter 2008.


“The Margarita Game.” Barrelhouse. 5: Winter 2008.

“Nineteen Weeks and One Day.” Under the Sun. 21.1 (Summer 2007): 81-84.

“Paddling the Middle Fork: A Love Story in Low Water.” River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. Spring 2007): 6-16.
* Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

“Weaning Ella.” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers. 8.2 (Spring 2007): 28-31.

“The Allergy Diaries.” Harpur Palate. 6: 2 (Winter 2007): 100-121.
* Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“Bringing on Baby.” Literary Mama. Spring 2007.

“A Stone Pear.” The Fourth River. 3 (Autumn 2006): 60-63.

“Three Takes on a Jump.” Mississippi Review. Special Summer 2006 Issue: Partly True (2,000 words).

“Burned Images.” River City 21.2 (2001): 60-68.


articles published in magazines

“Get Into Insects: Unlocking the Door to a Miniature Universe of Wonder.” Scholastic’s Parent & Child Magazine. June 2010: 70.

“Let’s Go Outside: Getting into Insects.” Scholastic’s Parent & Child Magazine expanded online “Hot Feature.” June 2010.

“The Hills are Alive.” Wondertime. July 2008.


essays in books

“The Eleven-Minute Crib Nap.” In Oh Baby!: True Stories About Tiny Humans. Ed. Lee Gutkind. Pittsburgh, PA: In Fact Books, 2014. Forthcoming.  

“Chewing Band-Aids: One Memoirist’s Take on Telling the Truth.” In Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family. Ed. Joy Castro. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. 17-28.

“The Sloth.” In Literature: the Human Experience: Reading and Writing, Tenth and Eleventh Editions. Ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, and Samuel Cohen. NY: Bedford/St. Martin, 2010 & 2012. Reprint.

“Three Takes on a Jump” and “The Allergy Diaries.” In Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers. Ed. Kate Hopper. Berkeley, CA: Viva Editions, 2012. Reprint.

Mom Enough

“Weaning Ella.” Unbuttoned: Women tell the truth about the pains, pleasures and politics of breastfeeding. [Reprint] Ed. Dana Sullivan and Maureen Connelly. Boston, MA: Harvard Common Press, 2009. 206-213.

*Click here to listen to Jill read "Weaning Ella" for the radio show and blog Mom Enough, November 2011, alongside fellow authors Sonja Huber and Kate Hopper.>

“The Very Rule.” Rules of Thumb. Ed. Michael Martone and Susan Neville. Cincinatti, OH:F & W Publications, 2006. 63-66.


interviews & online sightings

"Jill Christman on Kathy Winograd's 'Bathing'" on Essay Daily. January 27, 2014.

"5 Reasons I Can't Stop Reading & Teaching Jo Ann Beard's 'The Fourth State of Matter'" on Essay Daily. September 16, 2013.

“Dec 2, Brenda Miller on Jill Christman” on Essay Daily. December 2, 2012.

Podcast of Jill reading “Family Portrait: An Essay in Third Person” for Superstition Review (goes live on Dec. 17, 2013).

In Sonya Huber’s The “Backwards” Research Guide for Writers. London, England: Equinox Books, 2011. 60-66.

"Awful Interview: Jill Christman" with Vouched, October 4, 2011.

“Interview with Jill Christman.” r.k.v.r.y. quarterly literary journal. 6.3 (Summer 2011).

“Notes on ‘Bird Girls’.” Willow Springs online (Spring 2011).

“Low-Res, High Motivation: An Interview with Jill Christman by Cathy Day.” Ball State English Blog.