L.L. Madrid

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

L.L. Madrid lives in the desert, writes in a closet, and occasionally gives herself nightmares. She's a Pitch Wars alum and a member of the Quokka Crew writing collective. In 2021 she was awarded the Horror Writers Associations' Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship. L.L.'s story, Ephemeral Girls, was a Best of the Net finalist and recipient of the Luminaire Award for best prose. Her short stories have appeared in the This Side of the DivideThe Furious Gazelle Presents: Halloween, and She's Lost Control anthologies. When she's not writing or trying to sneak in writing at work, L.L. eats sour candy and listens to true crime podcasts at 1.5 speed.


Literary agent: 
Rhea Lyons of HG literary

Publications & Prizes

THIS SIDE OF THE DIVIDE Stories of the American West (Baobab Press, 2019)
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101 Words
After the Pause
Bartleby Snopes
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The Broke Bohemian
Third Wednesday
Prizes won: 
  • 2021 Horror Writers Associations' Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship Recipient 
  • 2018 Best of the Net Finalist 
  • 2017 Luminaire Award for Best Prose Winner

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Last update: Nov 06, 2021