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