ELIZABETH STIX BERNSTEIN is a writer, editor, and writing coach. She's also the founder and editor of The Big Ugly Review, an online literary magazine that showcases fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, music and short films. Her short stories have been published in the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine, the San Francisco Bay Guardian (fiction contest winner), and US and international literary journals. Her plays have been produced in several venues, including the Exit Theater, The PlayGround, Impact Theatre and Fringe of Marin. She also has 20+ years experience writing and editing in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
Elizabeth has edited books in a range of styles and genres, including memoirs, novels, short story collections, academic texts and narrative nonfiction. She has a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University, and an MA and MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She is a former longtime member of the Writers’ Grotto in San Francisco.