Elizabeth Mayer

*Elizabeth Mayer* is a writer, mother, & service-industry worker living in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the founder and editor of Husk Zine (huskzine.com), a DIY print and digital zine focusing on community-building and connection. Her fiction has appeared in numerous publications. Her
story “Mother” was nominated by the editors of Bodega Magazine for a Pushcart Prize, and she was chosen by Emily Nemens as first runner-up for the 2021 Robert Day Fiction Prize. She is the recipient of a New City Arts Initiative SOUP Grant to fund the Charlottesville Zine Fest, a multi-media community engagement project amplifying diverse voices through the creation and celebration of zines. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Warren Wilson College.