CV

LJ PEMBERTON
b. 1982, Atlanta, Georgia
l. 2001, Portland, Oregon
l. 2008, New York, New York
l. 2016, Savannah, Georgia
l. 2017, Los Angeles, California
FOUNDER
StoryWoolf, Inc.
Porchlight: A Literary Magazine 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

FICTION
2020 STARBOI (excerpt), Cosmonauts Avenue (forthcoming)
2020 Husbandry, Los Angeles Review, Winner, 2018 Short Fiction Contest 
2015 Family History, the Electric Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature
2014 The Crossroads, Cobalt Review, Winner, Zora Neale Hurston Fiction Prize
2014 Notes from the Year of Eros, Corium Magazine
POETRY
2021 Waterhouse, LEVEE Magazine (forthcoming)
2020 Old Dog, Pittsburgh Poetry Journal (2020)
2017 Spring, JuxtaProse Magazine
2017 Four Poems, Hobart
2016 Communion, JF Review
2015 Manifesto, V.3, ENTROPY Magazine
2015 Five Poems, Change Seven Magazine
2014 Three Poems, [PANK] Magazine
2007 In Attendance, KBOO Portland (90.7 FM)
REVIEWS
2019–Present Various fiction reviews, Publishers Weekly
2017 Sarah Perry's After the Eclipse, Brooklyn Rail
2012 At the End the Baby Disappears, Brooklyn Rail
2011–2013 Various non-fiction reviews, Publishers Weekly
2011 Wren's Revenge, Porchlight: A Literary Magazine 
INTERVIEWS
2014 BEYOND THAT: An interview with Wendy C. Ortiz, Brooklyn Rail
PERSONAL ESSAY
2015–2017 Monthly column, Change Seven Magazine

Select columns: 
On Love
Faith
On Greatness
Sister

2015 Why We Need Awareness Weeks, FLUX Weekly
2015 Each New Heartache is as Old as the First, Change Seven Magazine, Nominee, Best of the Net
CULTURE & POLITICS
2018 The Truth About Straight White Men in Power, broke-ass stuart
2018 We've Only Just Begun: On work, Late Capitalism, and the last thing you have to sell (with Tye Pemberton), MEDIUM
2017 Betsy Devos doesn't really believe in democracy, Scalawag Magazine
2016 A Few Thoughts About Beyoncé's video FORMATION, MEDIUM
2016 The Failure of the Digital Revolution, MEDIUM
2015 Kim Kardashian West is the Outsider Artist America Deserves, VICE Media
2014 The New Poor: Gentrification, Student Loans, Millennials, and the Myth of Economic Expansion, Medium
2014 An Open Letter to the Startup CEO Who Believes He Owns a Business
HONORS AND AWARDS
2018 Winner, Short Fiction Contest, Los Angeles Review
2015 Nominee, Best of the Net, Change Seven Magazine
2014 Winner, Zora Neale Hurston Fiction Prize, Cobalt Review
2004 President's Commendation for Excellence, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
2003 President's Commendation for Excellence, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
READINGS
2017 Columbia Selects, KGB Bar, New York, New York
2014 La Perruque VII, Berl's Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, New York
2011 Summer Reading Series, Blue Angel Wines, Brooklyn, New York
2009 Ding Dong Reading Series, Ding Dong Bar, New York, New York
2009 Fiction Reading Series, Columbia University, New York, New York
2003 The Undergraduate Linguistics Education, Harvard Linguistic Colloquium, Cambridge, Massachusetts
FELLOWSHIPS
2010 Jacob P. Waletzky Writing Fellowship, Columbia University
PHOTOGRAPHY
2018 Bus Ride, Metro Los Angeles
2018 California River, Dream Air Travel
2018 Bus Meeting, Metro Los Angeles
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Fiction Book Reviewer, Publisher's Weekly, New York, New York (remote)
[secret], [secret], Los Angeles, California
Editor, World Bank, Washington, D.C. (remote)
Senior Writer/Editor, Creative Direction, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia
Assistant Editor, NOON Literary Annual, New York, New York
Freelance Writer, Editor, Researcher, New York, New York
Knowledge Manager & Tech Recruiter, James & Co., New York, New York
Non-Fiction Book Reviewer, Publisher's Weekly, New York, New York
Editorial Intern, Foundry Literary + Media, New York, New York
Editor in Chief, Porchlight: A Literary Magazine, New York, New York
Instructor & Coordinator, Columbia Artists/Teachers, Columbia University, New York, New York
Lead Writer and Marketing Strategist, Masterplans, Portland, Oregon
PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
Executive Producer, Bureau of Complaint (podcast)
Executive Producer, Livin and Lovin in NYC (podcast)
Production Manager, Annie Oakley, The Only Genuine Wild West Show (short film)
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
INTRO to Creative Writing, Voice in Fiction, Columbia College and Barnard College, New York, New York
Literature and Grammar, Fourth Grade, Harlem Academy, New York, New York
Advanced and Remedial Grammar, High School, Double Discovery Center, Columbia University, New York, New York
PODCASTS
2019 Co-host and Executive Producer, Bureau of Complaint
2015-2016 Co-host and Executive Producer, Livin' and Lovin' in NYC
PRESS
2017 Still Lives, Real Life Mag
2016 Kahlo vs. Kardashian, The Subversive Potential of the Female Self-Portrait, The Rumpus
2016 A Magnificent List of 111 Female-Hosted Podcasts, WNYC
2016 11 Podcasts That Real Talk About Sex, Thrillist
2016 DIY Made the Radio Star: How a Brooklyn Station is Changing the Game, Village Voice
2016 Entertaining Sex Podcasts, FILTHY
2015 These 'Feminist Shock Jocks' Don't Care If You're Offended By Their Podcast, Village Voice (Cover)
2015 Falling In Love With Her, Mental Dexterity
2012 Tania Raymonde Plays a Lesbian Activist in Blue Like Jazz, After Ellen
2012 Blue Like Jazz: How a Movie Based on a Book Became a Story, Paste Magazine
2011 What the 99 Percent Are Fighting For: Three Reasons There Are Two Americas, Center for American Progress
2009 A Spiritual Odyssey, Reed College Magazine
2003 Blue Like Jazz
EDUCATION
M.F.A., Fiction, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, New York
B.A., Linguistics, Religion, Reed College, Portland, Oregon