Pamela Erens’s novel, The Understory, will be published by Ironweed Press in September 2007. The novel was the winner of the Ironweed Press Fiction Prize. Pamela’s short fiction has appeared in Chicago Review, Boston Review, The Literary Review, and Bellingham Review, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Other stories are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, upstreet, Skidrow Penthouse, and the anthology Precious Time (Press 53). Pamela is the recipient of two New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowships in fiction, most recently for 2007.
Pamela has also published poetry, literary essays, articles, and book reviews in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, New York Newsday, Glamour, O: The Oprah Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, Ms.,and Mother Jones. A longtime editor at magazines including Glamour and 7 Days, she has won national awards for both her editing and her journalism.