-2Lara Ehrlich’s writing appears or is forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, The Columbia Review, The Normal School, the minnesota review, SmokeLong Quarterly, River Styx, Paper Darts, and Fiction Southeast, among others, and she is working on a short story collection titled Animal Wife. She 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.



  • The Massachusetts Review – Burn Rubber (forthcoming)
  • Fiction Southeast – Animal Wife (forthcoming)
  • HOOT – Paint by Number (forthcoming)
  • the minnesota review, issue 88, 2017 (print) – Ruler of the Inverted Year
  • The Columbia Review, spring 2016 (print) – Beware the Undertoad
  • River Styx, vol 95, 2015 (print) – Six Roses in Cellophane
  • SmokeLong QuarterlyForesight
    • Accompanying author interview
    • Featured on Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon, #96 (at 8:00)
  • The Normal School – Night Terrors
    • Featured on Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon, #96 (at 16:20)
  • Paper Darts – The Tenant
  • Literary Orphans Journal, issue 25 – Stone Fruit
  • Boston Literary Magazine – The Kite



  • U.S. 1 Worksheets – Crush


  • Vermont Studio Center Residency: VSC 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 – Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) Merit-Based Fellowship (2010)
  • Midwest Writers Workshop – Zilpha Danner Memorial Scholarship (2009)


  • 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


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