-2Lara Ehrlich’s writing appears in StoryQuarterly, Hunger Mountain, The Massachusetts Review, The Normal School, and River Styx, among others, and she has completed a short story collection titled Animal Wife. She has attended the Bread Loaf and Tin House Writers’ Workshops, and has received scholarship support from the Vermont Studio Center, the Glen East Workshop, and the Midwest Writers Workshop. Lara lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is an editor at Boston University.



  • Animal Wife, a collection of short stories (complete)
  • The Hero, a novel (complete)
  • Novel-in-Progress (more info to come)



  • Gold CASE National Circle of Excellence Award for Periodical Staff Writing (2018)
  • Silver CASE National Circle of Excellence Award for Feature Writing (2018)
  • Vermont Studio Center Residency: Artist’s Grant and Work-Exchange Award (2016)
  • Glen East Workshop – Partial Scholarship (2011)
  • Midwest Writers Workshop Fellows Retreat – Fellowship (2010)
  • Dana Awards for the Novel – Semi-Finalist (2010)
  • SLS Summer Literary Seminars – Merit-Based Fellowship (2010)
  • Midwest Writers Workshop – Zilpha Danner Memorial Scholarship (2009)


  • 2019 Tin House Winter Workshop with Elizabeth McCracken
  • 2018 Tin House Craft Intensive with Marie-Helene Bertino
  • 2018 CASE Editors Forum, Seattle, WA, presented the talk: Enlivening Stories Through Narrative Form
  • 2015 Bread Loaf Writers Conference
  • 2015 Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Narrative Journalism Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • 2013 Writing the Novella Workshop, Grub Street, Boston, MA
  • 2011 The Clark’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts (CEVA) Colloquium, Williamstown, MA, Lecturer, “Museum Blogs”
  • 2010 Midwest Writers Workshop Fellows Retreat, Angola, IN, Fellowship
  • 2010–2011 Novelists Roundtable, Williamstown, MA, Founder
  • 2010 Chicago-North Romance Writers of America Spring Fling Writers’ Conference, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 Careers in Writing, Editing and Publishing Panel Discussion, University of Chicago
  • 2009 Midwest Writers Workshop, Zilpha Danner Memorial Scholarship
  • 2008 National Museum Publishing Seminar, Chicago, IL
  • 2003 Graduate Writing Colloquium, University of Chicago
  • 1996 Bread Loaf Young Writers’ Conference



  • U.S. 1 Worksheets – Crush


Illustration by Alex Fukui for “The Tenant,” published in Paper Darts.