Joy Lanzendorfer

Joy Lanzendorfer

Children's - Fiction - Literature - Non-Fiction - Other - Journalism



I'm a writer living near Petaluma.

My nonfiction has been in The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, The Washington Post, Ploughshares, Smithsonian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Longreads, Poetry Foundation, and many others.

My fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Guardian, Hotel Amerika, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Maine Review, Raritan, The LA Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Monkeybicycle, Necessary Fiction, Superstition Review, and others.

I’ve received awards and residencies from the Speculative Literature Foundation, Wildacres Residency Program, Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency, Tin House Writers’ Workshop, and others. My short story “Sleep Disturbance” will be included in The Best Small Fictions 2019 this fall. I've received other awards and residencies from