Lyndsey Ellis



Lyndsey Ellis is a St. Louis-born fiction writer, essayist, and cultural worker. She's passionate about exploring intergenerational struggles and resiliency.

Ellis earned her BA in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia and MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She was a recipient of the San Francisco Foundation's 2016 Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award. Her short story, Chitlins in Mid-July, received an Honorable Mention in 2017 by the American Pen Women's Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition.  

VONA Voices and Squaw Valley Writers alumna, Ellis has had residencies at Vermont Studio Center, The Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, and Paul Artspace. Her writing appears in Joyland, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Entropy, the Jamaica Observer, Shondaland, and elsewhere. 

Ellis is a 2018 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow and Excerpt Editor at The Coil. See CV here for more details.