About the Author
Elizabeth Burton was raised on an Eastern Kentucky farm and received her B.A. from Morehead State University. She holds M.A. degrees in English from the University of Texas at Austin and in linguistics from Stony Brook University. She received her M.F.A. in fiction from Spalding University.
Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, most notably The Notebook: A Journal for Women and Girls with Small Town and Rural Roots, FaithWriters: Genre-ly Speaking, and Flash Fiction for Flash Memory. She also has work in Harpoon Review, Eunoia Review, Waypoints, where her story, “The Old Gods,” won the Editor’s Choice prize, Kentucky Review, and Roanoke Review, where her story, “The Birds and the Wind,” was nominated both for the Best of the Net anthology and for a Pushcart Prize.
In 2017, her work appeared in The Grief Diaries and Chautauqua, where her story "Creakings," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She won second place in Jelly Bucket's first annual fiction contest. She was a recipient of a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women to finish a novel-in-stories set in the Uyghur region of China, and she was awarded a residency at the Kentucky Foundation for Women's Hopscotch House.
The year 2018 brought stories in The Louisville Review, Twisted Vine, The MacGuffin, Ellipsis Zine's Three, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Crossing Class: The Invisible Wall anthology, formercactus, and FlashBack Fiction, where her story, "Promiscuous," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Elizabeth has over eighteen years’ experience teaching writing at the college level and she is available to lead workshops and offer readings and craft talks at your event. She teaches English and literature at Hopkinsville Community College, where she is the co-editor of the school's historic literary journal, the Round Table Literary Journal.
She currently lives in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with her husband and two willful dogs.