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Zoë Ruiz’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, The Millions, Lit HubThe Rumpus, Marketplace, and anthologized in California Prose DirectoryRooted, and Golden State Writing. She has received assistance from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Oregon State University’s Graduate School, and Spring Creek Project. She has an MFA in Fiction from Oregon State University and has presented her writing at over fifty literary events. Click to learn more about her appearances and writing.


In 2021, Ruiz combined her fifteen years of experience in publishing as a writer, editor, and producer and her deep interest in creativity to help individuals meet their writing goals. During one-on-one sessions, she guides writers through their creative process. Currently she works with writers outside the publishing world and her diverse client list continues to grow.


Ruiz 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. Along with Dave Eggers, Amanda Uhle, and Zainab Nasrati, she co-edited I, Witness, a Norton series of nonfiction books written by young people, for young people, and featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. She is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. Ruiz has worked with nonprofit organizations, including The Hawkins Project and McSweeney’s, and individual clients on book manuscripts and creative projects. To learn more about her editorial work, go here.


Ruiz has produced over a hundred events and has worked with Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, McSweeney’s, PEN America, and the Last Bookstore, L.A.’s largest independent bookstore. In 2017, she coordinated The Believer and Black Mountain Institute’s inaugural literary festival. Additionally, she curated READINGS, a Los Angeles based reading series, which featured award winning writers and emerging authors. To learn more about her event organizing, go here.