About E.B.

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E.B. Bartels is a writer, editor, and teacher from Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Russian language and literature and studio art from Wellesley College, and she has an MFA in literary nonfiction from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Her nonfiction has appeared in Catapult, Electric Literature, The RumpusThe Millions, The Toast, The ButterFull StopPloughshares online, Fiction Advocateand the anthology The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, among others. She has read in several series including MortifiedBig Words, Etc.EARSHOT!LamprophonicHaving a Whiskey Coke With You and at Columbia. Her essay “Hair Piece” was a nonfiction honorable mention in New Millennium Writings 36th Competition, and, in fall 2017, her short nonfiction piece “Vulnerable” was chosen as the winner of the 2018 Eldridge Tide & Pilot Book Story Contest. In addition, E.B. writes the monthly column Non-Fiction by Non-Men for Fiction Advocate, in which she interviews women and genderqueer/non-binary people who write nonfiction.

E.B. has worked as an Editorial Intern at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency, taught Intro Writing classes at Columbia, and was the 2013-2014 Online Content Editor for Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art and co-founder of the online branch of the journal. Currently, E.B. teaches at GrubStreet, a creative writing center in downtown Boston, and is the general nonfiction editor of the literary magazine Pangyrus.

E.B.’s narrative nonfiction book, GOOD GRIEF: ON LOVING PETS, HERE AND HEREAFTER, a first-person journey through the world of loving and losing animals, exploring the singular nature of our bonds with our companion animals, and how best to grieve for them once they’ve passed away, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Visit her website at www.ebbartels.com.