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  • In a Shared Voice

    Fiction Writers Review, February 15, 2018
    “. . .these two groups of women are indeed sisters under the skin, and these authors are sisters as well”: Ellen Prentiss Campbell on connecting Nesbit and Otsuka through their use of first-person plural.

  • Stories We Love: “Stranger,” by Steven Schwartz

    Fiction Writers Review, May 2, 2022
    “In Schwartz’s fiction, as in life, it is often the unspoken or withheld that holds power”: Ellen Prentiss Campbell on the story “Stranger,” by Steven Schwartz, from his collection Madagascar.

  • On Resisting the Pigeonhole

    Fiction Writers Review, November 15, 2021
    Ellen Prentiss Campbell: “I read and I write to explore lives I haven’t lived. To encounter different lives, responses, experiences. Historical fiction can be something like the illumination of starlight, reaching us, seemingly alive and bright, years after.”

  • Resonant Places

    Cleaver Magazine, May 8, 2021
    Ellen Prentiss Campbell writes about “Houses We Live In, Homes that Live in Our Writing.”

  • Many Things Are Wonderful

    Fiction Writers Review, February 15, 2021
    Ellen Prentiss Campbell meditates on the influence of teachers, fulfilling promises, and becoming who we’re meant to be in this homage to her teacher Sally Nash.

  • Friendship on the Page

    On the Seawall, May 12, 2020
    Featured essay by Ellen Prentiss Campbell.

  • Soothing Stories

    Washington Independent, May 7, 2020
    Favorite childhood tales feel like long-lost friends right now.

  • Talking Walls

    Fiction Writers Review, November 2019
    Following the vapor trail of memory.

  • Kintsugi on the Page

    Fiction Writers Review, September 2018
    If writing is kintsugi on the page, kintsugi is the art of losing.

  • The Edge of the Sea by Josephine Jacobsen

    Fiction Writers Review, May 2018
    Jacobsen’s work is about the mystery of balance and falling.

  • No Trespassing

    Talking Writing, February 2017
    A Therapist’s Intuition Uncover Hidden History.

  • Creative Defiance

    Fiction Writers Review, December 2011
    Writing is the ultimate act of creative defiance.

  • Come to Greentown

    Fiction Writers Review, November 2012
    Ray Bradbury’s Pulitzer –winning stories provide a portal back to childhood, and the ultimate SciFi shape shifter: age.

  • Stories We Love: “Travel,” by Laurie Colwin

    Fiction Writers Review, May 2014
    Certain stories, like certain poems, etch onto memory.




  • Problem Set

    The American Literary Review: Fall 2012-Spring 2013
    Joy navigated past a stream of trucks. She hated highway driving, mistrusted her night vision.

  • Your Guardian, Angela

    The MacGuffin, Spring/Summer 2012
    I pride myself on my credentials as a Generalist. Good, classic pearls of wisdom go with any ensemble.

  • Duets and Solos

    Talking River, 2010
    One afternoon a week they were excused early from school and rode with Mrs. Crichton in her big black sedan, one of the cars left behind by her husband. He had left her behind, too.