Suspend Your Disbelief

Ellen Prentiss Campbell

Contributing Editor

Ellen Prentiss Campbell’s novel Frieda’s Song will be published May 25, 2021 (Apprentice House Press, Loyola University, Maryland). Her most recent story collection, Known By Heart, was published in May, 2020. The Bowl with Gold Seams (2016), her debut novel, received the Indy Excellence Award for Historical Fiction; her first collection of stories, Contents Under Pressure (2016), was nominated for The National Book Award; and her short fiction has been recognized by the Pushcart Press. Recipient of an MFA from The Bennington Writing Seminars and fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Campbell and her husband live in Washington, D.C. and Manns Choice, PA. She is at work on a new novel.


Essays |

Talking Walls

“No matter how well-documented the history of a family home may be, there are gaps… I revel in the license to move into those uncharted spaces; to take a leap of faith from the springboard of memory into the untethered dimension of the imagination.” Ellen Prentiss Campbell on dreams, intuition, and following “the vapor trail of memory” in fiction.