Zoë Ruiz’s writing has appeared in The Believer, The Millions, Lit HubThe Rumpus, Marketplace, and anthologized in California Prose DirectoryRooted, and Golden State Writing. Ruiz received a BA in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Oregon State University. She received a Graduate Diversity Recruitment Bonus from Oregon State’s Graduate School Awards. Most recently, Spring Creek Project awarded her a writing residency at The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek.

Ruiz has worked as a literary editor, literary event planner, and book publicist. She edited Nothing Ever Dies by Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction. She is the former Saturday editor and managing editor of The Rumpus. To learn more about her editorial work, go here.

She has produced over 100 events and has worked with PEN Center USAMcSweeney’s, Black Mountain Institute, The Believer and the Last Bookstore, L.A.’s largest independent bookstore. In 2017, she was the festival coordinator for The Believer and Black Mountain Institute’s first ever literary festival, featuring Miranda July, Dave Eggers, Carrie Brownstein, ZZ Packer and many more. Additionally, she curated READINGS, a Los Angeles based reading series, which featured award winning writers and local emerging authors. To learn more about her event organizing, go here.

She has worked as a publicist for Los Angeles-based independent book publishers Phoneme Media, Writ Large Press, and Kaya Press, along with multiple independent clients. More information about her publicity work can be found here.

Follow her on twitter @ruizzoe.

Email her: ruiz.zoe@gmail.com.