About Me

Jay Deitcher is a writer and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade experience as a therapist for children with behavioral and special educational needs. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Tablet, Longreads, and The Lily, and his work using comic books to inspire traumatized kids received spotlight on the BBC. He is an MFA candidate in the Stony Brook Creative Writing and Literature program. He teaches at Mifgash Hebrew High School.

He’s the son of a wallpaper salesman, two generations off the boat. He lives in Albany, NY with his wife and baby boy.


Finalist 2019 Slice Literary Conference Bridging the Gap award

Herman B. Wells Scholar 2018 Indiana University Writers’ Conference

Finalist 2017 Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest

Merit scholarship 2017 New York State Summer Writers Institute

Things Jay thinks are cool: YungManny, Broad City, Larry David, and fluffy dogs.

Things Jay thinks are uncool: Throwing axes.