Elaine Howell's writing has appeared in CALYX Journal online,
Cactus Heart, Cobalt Review, ZYZZYVA, Hemispheres, The Black
and Statement Magazine. A 2012 Lambda Literary fellow, she
received the 2016
Margarita Donnelly Prize for Prose Writing, was
first runner-up in the
23rd annual International Imitation
Hemingway Contest
and a top-25 finalist in Glimmer Train’s Fall
2003 Short Story for New Writers Competition
.  A Los Angeles
resident,  Howell posts her latest news and work on her
Urban Bamboo
Conundrum and other stories
November 12, 2017, 7 pm @ The Federal
“Elaine Howell’s fiction delicately probes the complexity of the human
psyche, the sometimes-terrible things we do in the name of love and
the ferocity with which we long for transcendence. Her stories achieve
an exquisite balance of tension and grace, and leave you thinking
about them after you’ve put down the page."  
Terry Wolverton  “Her
prose cradles the reader in nostalgic worlds rich with pathos and
empathy. Her stories are at once painful and life affirming. One never
leaves without feeling they have been on an eloquently strange and
plaintive journey."  
David Ciminello  "Writing that comes with three
guarantees:  gorgeous prose, novel insight, and deeply layered
characters.  Her sumptuous language and unique voice elevate
conventional circumstances to a consequential journey you want to
take again and again"  
R.L. Jackson
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