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Ruth LeFaive lives in Los Angeles. Her stories have won or placed in CRAFT's 2020 Flash Fiction Contest, the 2021 SmokeLong Grand Micro Contest, and Fractured Lit's 2020 Micro Fiction Prize. Her work is included in Best Small Fictions 2018, guest edited by Aimee Bender.

For more than a decade, Ruth has provided bookkeeping services for a variety of nonprofits and leading arts & entertainment companies whose missions align with her values of collective liberation through care and artistic expression. Although not currently pursuing new clients, she’s happy to schedule a consultation if you’ve been referred by a current client. She is the Treasurer of Split Lip Magazine.


Originally from the southern suburbs of Washington DC, Ruth made a home in Los Angeles working in television and film post-production and exploring the dusty fire roads of the Santa Monica Mountains. Transitioning from visual effects to finance allowed her to become a self-employed bookkeeper with the means to center her creative focus on the literary arts. She's taken extensive coursework at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and attended the Tin House Summer Workshop. She served as a reader for Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading from 2016 to 2018, before her current posts reading flash prose for Electric Literature’s The Commuter, and Split Lip Magazine. Her interviews with prominent authors have appeared in Longreads, The Rumpus, and Split Lip Magazine. She is currently writing a collection of short fiction.  



Flash & Micro Fiction


"Agnes In the Exam Room"

     SmokeLong Quarterly, June 2021

     Finalist, The Grand Micro Contest 

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"With a Glistening Rush"

     Fractured Lit, April 2021

     Second Place, 2020 Micro Fiction Prize

     guest judge, Siân Griffiths

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"Bitter Nails"

     Heavy Feather Review, March 2021

     Interactive Visual Narrative User Experience

     Collaboration w/ Joshua Jones & Lucy Zhang

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"Where Everything Is Pristine"

     Cheap Pop, January 2018  

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"You Got This"

     Atticus Review, January 2017   

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"Every Loud Love"

     Mslexia, Best Women's Short Fiction 2021

     Short-listed, Flash Fiction competition

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"The Sun Champ"

     Little Fiction, The 2018 Flash Issue

     Long-listed for the SmokeLong Quarterly 

     Award for Flash Fiction

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"Clean Girls"

     Split Lip Magazine, November 2017

     included in Best Small Fictions 2018

     anthology guest editor, Aimee Bender    

Nonfiction & Interviews

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"Top 10 Things Worth Remembering from 2018"

     Little Fiction's 2018 Year In Review

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"All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you."

—Octavia E. Butler


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