Ellen’s writing is amazing. I am a closet fan of everything she writes ... The best thing about Ellen’s writing is that it has big brass balls. There is seemingly nothing she won’t write about but more than the fearlessness is how Ellen writes about anything. She is willing to go there over and over and over but she does so really, really well.

—Roxane Gay, The Rumpus, 2012





Elizabeth Ellen's stories, poems and essays have appeared in numerous online and print journals over the last ten years, including elimae, Hobart, Fanzine, Bookslut, Muumuu House, BOMBBLOG, American Short Fiction, New York Tyrant, McSweeney’s, The Guardian, Joyland, Catapult, Bennington Review, and Salon.

In 2012 she received a Pushcart Prize for her story, “Teen Culture,” originally published in American Short Fiction and included in her new story collection, Saul Stories (SF/LD, 2017).

Along with Saul Stories, she will publish a novel, Person/a, and a collection of poems, Elizabeth Ellen, both with SF/LD Books in 2017.

Previously she published the story anthology, Fast Machine (SF/LD, 2012), and a few chapbooks (Before You She Was a Pit Bull, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness, and Bridget Fonda).

She is an editor at Hobart.

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(Scott McClanahan, Juliet Escoria, Chelsea Martin,
Elizabeth Ellen, Chloe Caldwell, Mira Gonzalez)