John Vercher


John Vercher is a writer currently living in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons. He has a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Mountainview Master of Fine Arts program, and he is a former adjunct faculty member at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

His fiction has appeared on Akashic Books’ flash fiction features Mondays are Murder and Fri-SciFi.

John is a contributing writer for Cognoscenti, the thoughts and opinions page of WBUR Boston. Two of his essays published on race, identity, and parenting were picked up by NPR, and he has appeared on WBUR’s Weekend Edition.

His long-form non-fiction work has appeared in Entropy Magazine.

John’s debut novel, Three-Fifths, launches September 10th, 2019, from Agora, the diversity-focused imprint of Polis BooksThree-Fifths was chosen as the launch title for the imprint and has received strong advance praise from Kirkus and a starred reviews from the Library Journal and Booklist, as well as a cover reveal in Entertainment Weekly online

You can find him on Twitter @jverch75 and on Instagram at johnvercher75.