About Jackie

Writer, Educator, Application Coach


Jackie Sizemore is a published author, educator and NACAC member whose writing has appeared in GOOD magazine, Ravishly, CollegeXpress, and many literary journals. She recently placed as a Notable Essay in the Best American Essays 2018 book series. Jackie has an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA from Carnegie Mellon University. She worked for two years as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Carnegie Mellon University where she read over two thousand applications. She has taught college English and creative writing on multiple campuses and worked as a University Writing Center consultant. Jackie is a “third culture kid,” living in Tokyo, Japan as a child and ten different places in the U.S. so far. She has driven across the country four times and is always looking for new experiences to write about. Point of View Consulting is driven by her extensive knowledge of narrative and her deep understanding of admissions and selection committees. You can contact her directly at jackie@pointofviewconsulting.com

Boise State University 2016
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction)

Carnegie Mellon University 2010
B.A. with University Honors in Creative Writing and Social & Cultural History
Minor in Photography

Guest English Instructor, special lesson on scholarship essays, Red Rocks Community College, 2019

Guest Fiction Instructor, special lesson on flash fiction, Red Rocks Community College, 2018

English 1010, Laramie County Community College, Albany County Campus, 2017

English 102, College Research Writing, Boise State University, 2013-2016

English 206, Intro to Fiction, Boise State University, 2014-2016

English 101, Boise State University, 2013

Magazine features and articles in GOOD magazine, Overture, CollegeXpress, and Artrepreneur.

Craft writing at Author Magazine.

Creative Nonfiction published in Ravishly, Sierra Magazine, Mikrokosmos, Eastern Iowa Review, Citron Review, Crab Orchard Review, and The Evansville Review

Fiction published in Opossum, Paper Darts.


In The Atlantic City Lab article “Finally Writing Programs take a practical turn.”

Longlisted for the Alpine Fellowship in Venice, Italy. “Childhood” theme, 2018

Wyoming Arts Council Professional Development Grant for Individual Artists, 2017

Fiction Finalist, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, 2016

Kustra Fellowship at Boise State University, 2013

Ascend Education Fund (AEF) Scholarship Reader 2019-2020

Best of the Net 2019
Fiction Reader

Scholastic Writing Awards 2016-2019, State of Idaho,
Flash Fiction category, Science Fiction & Fantasy category, Personal Essay category

International Literary Awards 2018 (by Salem College Center for Women Writers)
Reader for Fiction Category

Boise State University President’s Writing Awards 2014-16 
Fiction and Research Essay categories

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Campuses Visited

United States: 
Boise State University
Boston University
Bowling Green University
Bucknell University
Buffalo State University
Canisius College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Dickinson College
Gettysburg College
Humboldt State University
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
Loyola Marymount University
McNeese State
(The) Ohio State
Penn State
SUNY Fredonia
Temple University
UC Berkeley
University of Maryland College Park
University of Minnesota
U North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas in Austin
United States Naval Academy
University of Arizona
University of Buffalo
University of Mississippi
University of New Mexico
University of San Francisco
University of Wyoming
Wittenberg College

University of Melbourne (Australia)
University of Sydney (Australia)

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