J.G.P. MacAdam


J.G.P. MacAdam writes a lot about the military and veterans. He served in Korea ('05-'06) and Afghanistan ('06-'07 and again in '09). Stateside, his duty stations included upstate New York, Washington, D.C. and some long stays in Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia. 

J.G.P. moved on from the military and became the first in his family to earn a college degree, a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University at Buffalo (SUNY), with a minor in philosophy. 

He's held several positions within the defense sector, both public and private, though he can't seem to let go of the idea that he should be outside, working with his hands, rather than inside on a laptop.

A high school dropout and chronic runaway, he moved around a lot as a kid. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Florida have all been home to him. The railroad is in his roots. His dad, stepmom, uncle and great-grandfather each worked the yards, management, or laid track. Much of his writing penchant he owes to his mom. To his mom-mom and sister he owes his sanity.

He currently lives in Oregon with his spouse, son and two cats. 


Pushcart Nomination "Was His Name Mohammed Hassan?" The Wrath-Bearing Tree, February 2022 

2nd Place "Time Hack" Colonel Darron L. Wright Memorial Writing Award, August 2021 

Short Stories

"Ain't Human" Bizarrchitecture Magazine, Issue 1, August 2023

"How [Not] to Tell a True War Story" The Line Literary, March 2023

"The People of Pithom" This is Portland : Buckman Journal, December 2022

"Can't Be Real" Proud To Be: Vol. 11, November 2022

"A Sleeping Peace" The Wrath-Bearing Tree, April 2022

"Real Red Blood" Proud To Be; Vol. 10, December 2021

"We, Grits" As You Were: The Military Review Vol. 14, Memorial Day 2021

"Returning Hero" Line of Advance, Winter 2020

"The Pickers" Passengers Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1

"A Road Not Taken" Apeiron Review, Issue 17, Spring 2020

"Halleth and Me" Bewildering Stories, First Quarterly Review, 2019

Creative Nonfiction

"Solemn as Solemn Gets" Stone Canoe 17, June 2023

"The Countryside Is as Much a Place of Peace as War" The War Horse, June 2022

"Am I Dead Enough For You?" As You Were: The Military Review Vol. 16, Memorial Day 2022

"Military Life: J.G.P. MacAdam" The Point Magazine, Issue 27: Survey, April 2022

Book Reviews

"The Naked Don't Fear the Water" The Colorado Review, Spring 2023

"Midnight’s Borders by Suchitra Vijayan" The Bangalore Review, February 2023

Also, Goodreads ;)


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