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Hey. Hi. Hello. 

I'm Laura Relyea.
That's pronounced |rel•yā|

I live, write, and run in Atlanta, Georgia. 

My book, All Glitter Everything, a collection of flash prose, was released by Deer Bear Wolf in March 2015. A portion of the book was included in The 2015 &Now Experimental Fiction Anthology, released biennially by the University of Notre Dame.

My essays, reviews, poems, and features have been published in Oxford American, The Bitter Southerner, Thought Catalog, Monkey Bicycle, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. 

In 2013 I was selected by ArtsATL as one of their 30 Under 30 for my work with Vouched Books, a not-for-profit organization that supports independent literature in Atlanta and elsewhere around the country. Currently, John Carroll and I co-curate Transgression, Deer Bear Wolf's immersive literary series. 

These days I work as the Executive Editor of ArtsATL. Prior to that I was a Writer & Editor with the creative, story-driven think tank at Edgar Allan. Before that I worked at Scoutmob as the Managing Editor, and prior to that contributed at Creative Loafing, and PASTE

Though I can't claim to have a hometown, Atlanta seems to suit me just fine. (This is in spite of my allergy to peaches and slight distrust of Waffle House – please don't tell on me.) 

Portrait by Jason Travis