Bio


Originally from Georgia, LJ Pemberton is a writer / artist / futurist 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. Her photography has been featured by Metro Los Angeles. She holds a BA from Reed College and an MFA from Columbia University. She was previously an assistant editor at NOON and she currently reviews fiction for Publishers Weekly. She is the founder of StoryWoolf.

Her (yet unpublished) novel, STARBOI, is a queer tale of obsession and heartbreak set in the recent past.

Recent publications:
Husbandry, Los Angeles Review (short story) (2020)
Old Dog, Pittsburgh Poetry Journal (poem) (2020)

Upcoming publications:
STARBOI, Cosmonauts Avenue (novel excerpt) (2020)
MOSCOVA, Hobart (short story) (2020)
Waterhouse, LEVEE Magazine (poem) (2021)