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

"It Will Be All of These Things"

     CRAFT, forthcoming April 2021

     Winner, 2020 CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest

     guest judge, Leesa Cross-Smith

"Bitter Nails"

     Heavy Feather Review, March 2021

     Interactive Visual Narrative User Experience

     Collaboration w/ Joshua Jones & Lucy Zhang

"Where Everything Is Pristine"

     Cheap Pop, January 2018  

"Clean Girls"

     Split Lip Magazine, November 2017

     included in Best Small Fictions 2018

     anthology guest editor, Aimee Bender    

"You Got This"

     Atticus Review, January 2017   

Nonfiction & Interviews

"Top Ten Things Worth Remembering in 2018"

     Little Fiction's 2018 Year In Review


"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."

—Carl Jung


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