Ruth LeFaive lives in Los Angeles. Her stories have recently won or placed in CRAFT's 2020 Flash Fiction Contest and Fractured Lit's 2020 Micro Fiction Prize. Her work is included in Best Small Fictions 2018, guest edited by Aimee Bender. She is currently writing a collection of short fiction.
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. She provides bookkeeping services for a variety of performing arts and entertainment companies, and 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. Her focus on freelance writing began with extensive coursework at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She attended the 2016 Tin House Summer Workshop. Her interviews with prominent authors have appeared in Longreads, The Rumpus, and Split Lip Magazine.
Flash & Micro Fiction
Fractured Lit, April 2021
Heavy Feather Review, March 2021
Interactive Visual Narrative User Experience
Collaboration w/ Joshua Jones & Lucy Zhang
Cheap Pop, January 2018
Atticus Review, January 2017
CRAFT, April 2021
Little Fiction, The 2018 Flash Issue
The Offing, March 2018
Split Lip Magazine, November 2017
included in Best Small Fictions 2018
Nonfiction & Interviews
Little Fiction's 2018 Year In Review
Split Lip Magazine, April 2020
The Rumpus, July 2020
The Rumpus, May 2019
Longreads, February 2019