Janice Margolis received her MFA in film from California Institute of the Arts, was an assistant professor of film at the University of Texas in Austin, and was the artistic director and choreographer of Semaphore Dancetheatre. As a choreographer she was awarded a Massachusetts Artists Foundation grant, and her work was reviewed in outlets such as The New York Times, Dance Magazine, and The Boston Globe, as well as presented or commissioned by Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum and Boston University.
Her screenplay "Charlotte" is a regional winner of Creative Europe and has been awarded an Irish Film Board Grant. Her short story collection "Termination Shocks" won the 2018 Juniper Prize for Fiction (University of Massachusetts Press, 2019). Her short story "21 Days" was runner up in the Mountain West Writers' Contest and published in Western Humanities Review. She is also an AFI Film Finalist, has four films in development, has recently completed a play, "God's Green Earth," and has finished her first novel, "World Full of Noise.”