E.B. Bartels is a writer, teacher, and photographer from Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Russian language and literature and studio art from Wellesley College, and she has an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Her nonfiction has appeared in The Rumpus, The Toast, The Butter, Ploughshares online, Fiction Advocate, xoJane, and the anthology The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, among others. She has read in several series including Mortified, Big Words, Etc., EARSHOT!, Lamprophonic, Having a Whiskey Coke With You and two series at Columbia. Her essay “Hair Piece” was a nonfiction honorable mention in New Millennium Writings 36th Competition, and she is a contributor to and Editor Emeritus of Wellesley Underground. E.B. writes the monthly column Non-Fiction by Non-Men for Fiction Advocate, in which she interviews women who write nonfiction. Most recently, E.B.’s short nonfiction piece “Vulnerable” was chosen as the winner of the 2018 Eldridge Tide & Pilot Book Story Contest.
Her photographs have been exhibited at Wellesley College, Harvard University, Boston University, and Smolny College of St. Petersburg State University.
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 Journal‘s literary blog, Catch & Release. Currently, E.B. teaches at GrubStreet, a creative writing center in downtown Boston.