Joy Lanzendorfer

I am a freelance writer living near San Francisco. My articles have been in Salon, Entrepreneur, Imbibe, Bust, Scholastic Instructor, Bay Nature, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, and many others.

My short stories, essays, and poetry have been in Hotel Amerika, Necessary Fiction, Superstition Review, So To Speak, Rumble, Word Riot, and others.

For the last five years, I have been a judge in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

I maintain the home-oriented blog Savvy Housekeeping, which has been featured on Serious Eats, LifeHacker, and Sunset Magazine.

I have a MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University, where I served on the editorial board for Fourteen Hills Literary Journal. My chapbook The End of the World as I Know It won runner-up for the Michael Rubin Chapbook Award at SFSU. In 1999, I graduated from University of Oregon with a BA in English.

A few of my stories that you can check out:

I no longer have the time or energy to maintain an online list of clips, but feel free to e-mail me. I’m also on Facebook.