Ruth LeFaive is a writer in Los Angeles. Her story “Clean Girls” was selected by Aimee Bender to appear in Best Small Fictions 2018, now available from Braddock Avenue Books. Her flash fiction is published in Atticus Review, Little Fiction, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere.


She has served as a reader for Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading since 2016, and currently reads prose for Electric Literature’s The Commuter, as well as 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. She is currently working on a collection of linked short fiction.  



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"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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