Press & Events

Multiverse 2023

10/20/23 – 10/22/23

York has been invited to speak on panels at Multiverse 2023 as a guest.

More about her panel schedule will be posted here as the event approaches.

Dragon Con 2023

8/31/23 – 9/4/23

York has been invited to speak on panels at Dragon Con 2023 as an attending professional.

More about her panel schedule will be posted here as the event approaches.

StokerCon 2023

6/15/23 – 6/18/23

York has been invited to be a guest on two panels at StokerCon 2023:

  • Self Care for Horror Writers (Live – Moderator)
  • Horror Through a Southern Gothic Lens (Virtual – Speaker)

She’ll also be a part of the mass author signing event with copies of Seasons of Severance to sell.

Meacham Writers Workshop

10/26/22 – 10/28/22

York was invited to read to students at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, as well as share her experiences as a professional writer.

Business TREND


Inside the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, interns gain real-world experience that prepares them for exciting careers. TREND sat down with two former interns, Jessi York and Natalia Pérez-Gonzalez, to learn about their Chamber experience and how it’s impacted their careers.

Read the full interview here.

English Matters Podcast


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga English MA program alumna Jessi was invited to share her journey from grad student to published author.

Listen to the full episode here.

Dragon Con 2022

9/1/22 – 9/5/22

York spoke on six panels at Dragon Con 2022 as a professional guest:

  • What the %#?! is Dark Fantasy?
  • Terror on TV
  • Shattered Mirrors: Writing Human Monsters
  • Sinister Forces: Invoking Supernatural Horror
  • American Horror Story: Fan Panel
  • The Dangerous Edge: Writing Suspense

StokerCon 2022

5/12/22 – 5/15/22

York was invited to speak on two panels at StokerCon 2022:

Writing for a Living Colloquium


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invited York and three other local alums to share their experience being full-time writers with English MA graduate students.

York covered how she leverages her Master degree in English to make a living, as well as how to maintain a full-time writing schedule.

The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 13


Every year Ellen Datlow—or as the New York Times calls her, “the venerable queen of horror anthologies”—releases a summation of notable works in her Best Horror of the Year anthology. Two of York’s stories, “Phases of the Shadow” and “Women of the Mere,” were mentioned as standouts in Vastarien Vol. 3 and Places We Fear to Tread respectively.

Hamilton County Harold


A local reporter interviewed York about coming back to the office from the COVID-19 pandemic, including how her writing process was affected, whether or not an office environment aids her workflow, and how she balances her copywriting at Text Request alongside writing short stories.

Read the digital article here.

Love Letter to Poe Podcast


Listen to York narrate the audio version of her flash story “Tarantism” on the Love Letters to Poe podcast here.

StokerCon 2021

5/20/21 – 5/23/21

York was a virtual guest panelist at StokerCon 2021.

Attendees could watch the digital panel she appeared on, called “Portrayals of Mental Illness in Horror,” on-demand as part of the convention.

Cemetery Gates Media’s Featured New Voice in Horror

4/1/21 – 4/30/21

York was featured as Cemetery Gates Media‘s New Voice in Horror for the month of April.

Check out the short interview she did for the Cemetery Gates Society column here.

The Dark Sky Twelve Podcast (Episode 31)


The host of Dark Sky Twelve invited York to their Christmas Eve Special to discuss all manner of spooky things, including her horror writing career, horror literature in general, the ghost story at Christmastime tradition, sleep paralysis, and much more.

The Southern Nightmare Reading Series (Episode 3)


The Southern Nightmares Reading Series is a monthly online event presented by the HWA Atlanta Chapter spotlighting Atlanta Horror Writers Association members and non-chapter members from around the world.

During the August 2020 event, York read a snippet of her story “Phases of the Shadow,” which you can watch here.