Elizabeth Farris

Associate Editor at Kallisto Gaia Press 2021-2023.

Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University Wellington, 2015. 

Shortlisted for the Surrey Hotel Writers Residency 2022.


Published Work

A poem appears in Poetry X Hunger January 2024.

A short fiction piece in Wild Greens Magazine Volume 4 Issue #1 November 2023.

An essay in Wild Roof Journal Issue #9 July 2021.

A short fiction piece in Rue Scribe, October 2020.

A short story in Barstow and Grand print journal Issue #3, 2019.  Story is showcased on their website with an interview.  

A short story in BAM 42-word Stories Anthology, 2019

A short story longlisted in Brilliant Flash Fiction's Feed Us competition, 2019.

A poem in “Celestial Musings – Poems Inspired by the Night Sky” an anthology benefitting the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University, Indiana USA, 2018

Three Haiku in print anthology of the Kapiti Coast District Libraries Annual Poetry Competition, 2018

A short story which won First Place in Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Competition, Little Tokyo Historical Society, 2017.  Published online on LTHS website, Discover Nikkei website, and in The Rafu Shimpo newspaper. 

Three Haiku in print anthology of the Kapiti Coast District Libraries Annual Poetry Competition, 2017. 

Short story in Cowboy Jamboree Magazine Spring 2017 issue, published online. 

Personal essay in Skirt! Magazine.  Published in print and archived online, February 2017 issue. 

Short story in Turbine 15.  Published online, 2015

Eight flash fictions in online issues of Flash Frontier.  April 2016; February, April, and June 2015; April, November, and December 2014; April 2013; April 2012. 

Short story shortlisted in the Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing, Fiction category, 2009.  Published online. 

A short story in “Short and Twisted” print anthology, Celepene Press, Australia, 2009

A short story which placed second in Rodney District Council’s Rodney Writes Writing Competition, premier category, 2008

A short story in “Lost Soles – a Collection of Stories about Shoes” print anthology, 2006


Works for Theatre

A monologue placed third in the Kapiti Coast Literary Festival Creative Writing Competition 2017.  Published online in Kapiti Independent News

A one-act play shortlisted in New Zealand’s Playmarket Plays for the Young competition, 2012

A monologue published in the Smith and Kraus print anthology “60 Seconds to Shine: 221 One-minute Monologues for Women” 2006.  Cold reading of the monologue appears in a YouTube video by actress Beatriz Fox. 

Libretto to the musical “There’s Something About That Man” received a staged reading at Desert Stages, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2006

Three one-act plays received full production in Old Pueblo Playwrights Play in a Day Festival, Tucson, Arizona, 2005, 2004, 2003

Five one-act plays produced by Scottsdale Readers Theater, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2005, 2004

A one-act play was Finalist in the New Jersey Repertory Company’s Theater Brut Festival, 2004

A full-length play was finalist in the Senior Adult Theater One-Act Playwriting Contest, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003

Two one-act plays produced in My Home Theater Company’s The Light of Stage Festival, Phoenix, Arizona, 2001


Founding member, cast and crew of Lime Wrangler Productions.  Created four short films, two of which were shown in film festivals, 2002-2003

Crew member on the film “Scratches” written, directed, and produced by Iris Huey, 2002



Associate Editor at Kallisto Gaia Press - The Chester B. Himes Short Fiction Prize and the Acacia Fiction Prize, 2021-2023. 

Monthly articles published in “Zoo Gnus” newsletter and occasionally in “Wild Times” magazine, The Phoenix Zoo, 1999-2004

Editor and publisher of “Sandcutters”, quarterly journal of the Arizona State Poetry Society, 1999-2002



  • Adult Fiction
  • Comedy
  • Flash Fiction
  • Short Stories