Originally from Georgia, LJ Pemberton is a writer / artist living in Los Angeles, California. Her essays, poetry, and award-winning stories have been featured in the Los Angeles Review, [PANK], Hobart, Cobalt, VICE, the Brooklyn Rail, the Electric Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature, and elsewhere. She was previously an assistant editor at NOON and she currently reviews fiction for Publishers Weekly. She is the editor of the Bureau of Complaint.
Her (yet unpublished) novel, STARBOI — a queer tale of obsession and heartbreak set in the recent past — was recently long listed by the 2020 [PANK] Book Contest.
STARBOI, Cosmonauts Avenue (novel excerpt)
Motion Sickness, Northwest Review (short story)