A sampling. You know. In case you’re interested….


  • I’m presenting at AWP 2020 in Texassssssssssssssssssss! Whooo!
  • Ugggggggggh. I’m NOT speaking at Hippocamp19!
  • I’m speaking at Hippocamp19!
  • I’m speaking at Hippocamp18! Lancaster, PA, at some point during August 24 – 26, 2018 @ some time that I hope to hell isn’t morning.

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Memoir & Personal Essays

Elane Johnson

  • “Mother” and “The Other ‘F’ Word” (reprint), Gnu Journal, Spring & Summer 2017

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  • “Tiny Truth,” Creative Nonfiction (Issue #61, Winter 2017); Winner of Daily Tiny Truths Twitter Contest
  • The Math of Marriage,” Creative Nonfiction (Issue #59, Spring 2016); Best Essay Prize, July, 2016; Pushcart Prize nominee                                                                                                                                    CNF Cover
  • The Other F Word,” Hippocampus Magazine theme issue, July, 2015; Semi-finalist, Mark Twain Humor Writing Awards, 2015
  • Honeymoon,” Hippocampus Magazine, January, 2015; Finalist for 2014 Remember in November
  • Porn Star,” Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South & Women Behaving Badly, anthology of nonfiction, 2014                                                                                                 Southern Sin
  • Things You Should Never, Ever, Ever Say to Your Children,” Superstition Review, December, 2010
  • “At Night,” Sonora Review, June, 2010
  • Aftermath,”Brevity, Issue 32, January, 2010
    • Included in US and international curriculum/college creative writing programs   

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Human Interest, Personal Profiles, Scholarly Articles

  • “Journey to Memoir: Reaching and Retrieving Long-Lost Memories,” The AWP Pedagogy Papers 2010
  • “Don’t Open That Door!” Indianapolis Star, October, 2008
  • “They’re Baack! Youngsters Descend Upon Zionsville Schools,” Indianapolis Star, August, 2008
  • 100+ human interest and personal profile articles, com and The East County Gazette, 2008-2009

​Guest Blogs


  • The Arcade at Midnight,” Grand Prize, Haunted Waters Press: Penny Fiction, 16 Lovely Words: A Flash-Fiction Writing Competition, March, 2016

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  • Murdoch’s Mansion,” First Place, 2014 Halloween Writing Contest, Current
  • Something about “Blutarsky’s,” (OMG, can you believe I can’t even remember the title of my own story??) The GNU, Literary Journal of National University, 2010



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