Jon Chaiim McConnell lives in Delaware. He is the former Fiction Editor of Split Lip Magazine, Redivider, and a former Associate Editor of Whole Beast Rag.


thrum now available from The Spiral Bookcase

outline cover thrum

Excerpts of thrum

[excerpt at The Coil]

Press for thrum

[interview at The Rumpus]

[review at Broad Street Review]

Praise for thrum

“A nightmarish image-blasting assault on the senses, McConnell’s thrum evokes the early visions of J.G. Ballard in a new and beautiful way.”

Shane Jones, author of Light Boxes and Vincent and Alice and Alice 

“In thrum, Jon Chaiim McConnell achieves that rare thing, a concise and hypnotizing speculative novella whose innovative, futuristic content mirrors and matches its language. A current of electricity blazes, literally and figuratively, through this brief but unforgettable debut.”

John Keene, author of Counternarratives

“This is a live wire of a book, a language-driven, searing and startling picture of a not quite apocalyptic society on the verge, a world rotted differently but just as crumbling as ours.”

Amber Sparks, author of And I Do Not Forgive You


Short Stories

  • The Yawn” – Entropy Magazine
    • nominated for Pushcart Prize
  • Salvage” – Moon City Review 2014