Campbell’s fiction has been published in The
American Literary Review, Southampton
and Place, Fiction
Writers Review, Talking
River, The Midway
Backbone Mountain Review,The
Iron Horse Literary Review, Glossolalia,
The Massachusetts Review,
The Broome Review,
The Bryant Literary
Review, Paper Street, Spindrift,
The Fourth River, and
Potomac Review. (Read excerpts on the Stories section of this website.)
The recipient of
fellowships in 2009, 2010 and 2012 at the
for Creative Arts, her fiction has placed in competitions including The Iron
Horse Fiction Collection Contest and The Hunger Mountain Short Fiction Contest.
Ellen holds an MFA from
The Bennington Writing Seminars, an MSW from Simmons
a BA from Smith
College. As a child, Ellen dictated stories before she could write, and remembers the
disappointment of learning to read and still being unable to crack the cursive
code of her grandmother’s
letters. Both as a writer and a
social worker, she seeks the story between the lines.
lives with her husband in Rockville,
Maryland, in an old house with stories of its own – walking distance from the library
and the swimming pool, two of her favorite places.
She often writes on an old farm on Glade Pike in
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
and has completed a collection of stories set in the Allegheny Mountains of
western Pennsylvania. Her novel-in-progress takes place
on the grounds of a former psychiatric asylum.