Jewell is a prolific writer and her short fiction has appeared in Callaloo, Calyx, The Seattle Review, Feminist Studies, Peregrine, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Shooting Star Review among others. Her work has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her scholarly and non-fiction articles appear in various academic journals, Ms. Magazine, and in many composition texts. Among her numerous awards are the Yaddo Creative Writing Fellowship, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, and two Distinguished Teaching Awards. She also was selected as the Creative Writing Delegate for the Modern Language Association.