Wendy C. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native. She is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014), Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015), and the dreamoir Bruja (CCM).

Her work has been profiled or featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, the National Book Critics Circle Small Press Spotlight blog, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Joyland, StoryQuarterly, Hazlitt, and a year-long series appeared at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

She can be found on Twitter: @WendyCOrtiz

On tumblr: wendycortiz.tumblr.com

Wendy is represented by Bridget Wagner Matzie of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency.

9 Women Writers Who Are Breaking New Nonfiction Territory in Bustle

The Lulu Fund awarded Wendy one of their first Lulu Awards (March 2016).

CCM Interview with Joanna Valente

Second appearance on OTHERPPL Podcast with Brad Listi, Oct. 19th, 2016

The BinderCast interview with Lux Alptraum, Episode 10, "Wendy C. Ortiz is Controlling Her Own Narrative"

Tiny Spills at Cosmonauts Avenue

CCM Announces Bruja as part of its Q4 Catalog (Release date 10/31/16)

"Writerly, Weird, and Unwieldy: An Interview with Wendy C. Ortiz" in FORTH Magazine, June 2015

Discussion of Excavation and Hollywood Notebook by Lesley Heiser in The Rumpus

This Writer's On Fire, week of May 18, 2015, highlights Wendy's work, at The Butter

Mention of AWP '15 panel in "How To Write A Personal Essay That’ll Tell Your Story The Way You Want It To" by Meredith Turits for Bustle

Wendy at L.A. BinderCon, March 2015

Wendy announced as a writer in One Axe Plays Spring 2015 Showcase

"Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners" in Poets & Writers magazine, Nov./Dec. 2014

Interview with Jim Ruland for the Los Angeles Review of Books, April 2015

Interview with Martha Grover for Somnambulist Zine, March 2015

OTHERPPL Podcast with Brad Listi

Interview with Jackie Huertaz for The Normal School, 2015

Interview with Paul Massignani for Hypertext Magazine, November 2014

The Writer's Voice: Reading & Discussion at CSU Chico, November 2014

Interview with Brian Kornell for PANK magazine blog, September 2014

Largehearted Boy playlist, August 2014

YOU MAKE ME FEEL Interview in Entropy, August 2014

"The 'Excavation' of Author Wendy Ortiz" in YAY! L.A. Magazine, August 2014

Book Talk podcast with Kory French, August 2014

Interview with Sarah Einstein for Brevity Nonfiction Blog, July 2014

Interview in Midnight Breakfast, June 2014

Interview for Ladyville

Jessica Dewberry profiles Wendy for Los Angeles Review of Books

Writer, with Kids Interview on Cari Luna's website

Interview with Sarah McCarry for the "Working" series

Praise from Chiwan Choi of Writ Large Press in Cultural Weekly

Praise for "Mudhoney" in Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Lunch Ticket interviews Wendy in Winter/Spring 2014 issue

Specter Magazine interviews Wendy in November 2013 issue

"It Only Takes One" in Hedgebrook Farmhouse Table Blog

The Coachella Review interview with Wendy regarding her piece "Listen"

Literary Mama offers writing prompt based on "Minutes Are Just Seconds Aren't Minutes"

Interview with Eloise Klein Healy for The Rumpus

Interview with Louise Mathias in The Rumpus

Interview with Paul of Captain Pete's Bait & Tackle

Antonia Crane interviews Wendy about Rhapsodomancy Reading Series for the ZYZZYVA blog

Author photo by Meiko Takechi Arquillos

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