Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Write.

Nicolle Elizabeth began publishing online in 2003 when she wrote an article on Write To Eat, a graffiti collective which helps inner city artists get to college. Since 2005, she has worked as a music journalist and has edited for glossy music magazine publications with international distribution. She has served as editor at Keyhole Magazine and quite a few other publications. Creatively, she has since written for and/or had work appear in Best Women's Travel Writing, Words Without Borders, The National Book Critics Circle blog, BOMB blog, The Brooklyn Rail, The Faster Times, Dream Homes of Los Angeles, 3:AM UK, The Baltimore Urbanite, The Believer, HTMLGiant, Noo Journal, elimae, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Caketrain, Night Train, The Good Men Project, Weave, Every Day Fiction, Necessary Fiction, Spork, Heavy Feather, Big Lucks, The Very Beautiful Women Anthology, The Chapbook Review, Dark Sky, Anderbo, Birds of Lace, PANK, The Collagist, Nano Fiction, Dark Sky, Keyhole/Dzanc, American Fiction and many other publications. She won the National Haiku Contest in 2007, was a 2011/2012 Puschcart Prize nominee in Fiction, and an excerpt of her novel in progress is also currently a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee in Fiction. She's been blurbed in The Poetry Of South Asia, Ladies Home Journal, The Atlantic, The Poetry Foundation, NewPages and elsewhere. A documentary featuring her regarding the bicycle collective where she was a mechanic won an Emmy. She was invited for a three month poetry editing residency at Word Riot and she stayed for two years where she published writers ranging from Laureates to emerging voices. She was once a product tester for Allure Magazine's Best of Beauty Issue. She is and has always been a Fiction writer foremost. She can be reached at For fun, she runs the art Tumblr One Beautiful Thing


I am honored to be included in an anthology of essays The Force of What's Possible: Writers on the Avant-Garde and Accessibility edited by Lily Hoang and Joshua Marie Wilkinson, forthcoming from Night Boat Books. They asked me for an essay on why I write and I wrote it.


30 of my contemporaries and myself are to be in the SpuytenDuvil Press anthology of women writing contemporary experimental fiction. i am quite honored to be included with andrea scrima, for example. if you are ever in the metropolitan museum of art, check out the permanent collection in the modern art wing. she has some work in there.


is a book for e-reader devices from keyhole/dzanc and you can order one now. for .99 cents.

are all the interviews i have done at The Believer so far. we are having a ton of fun doing them and also we were mentioned over at the poetry foundation here thanks whoever did that. also, um the new york times just called us one of the four most influential literary journals in the country here


I have written a review of Gowanus Atropolis for The Believer which can be read in the February issue in print as well as here