About The Author

In addition to piecing together a collection of her short fictions, Eliezra (pronounced Ellie-Ezra) Schaffzin is at work on a few longer literary projects. Among them, two novels: one concerns two teenage girls in love, Beethoven’s choral music, religious apocalypticism, college applications, and experimental aerial drones; the other is a story of magic, seduction, and the first American department stores, for which she was awarded a research fellowship at the New-York Historical Society (whose name is in fact hyphenated: see here). Schaffzin is a recipient of the Calvino Prize, awarded for a work of fiction “in the fabulist, experimental style of Italo Calvino,” and her story “Seesaw” was selected as the second-place winner of LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction. Her tiny collection of tiny tales, Tiny Creatures, was named a 2022 finalist in both the New Rivers Press Chapbook Contest and the Masters Review Chapbook Open.¬†Originally from Philadelphia, she received her MFA from the University of Florida and lives in New England, where she has taught writing at Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design.