about me


E.C. Barrett writes fiction, teaches the occasional writing workshop, and earns her keep as a freelance writer and editor.

She was awarded first place in police/crime/court coverage by the New York Press Association for her January 2014 Ithaca Times cover story on the City of Ithaca’s contract negotiations with the police union.

Barrett has a B.A. in creative writing from Wells College and M.A. in social and political philosophy from Binghamton University, where she taught writing and literature for six years. She attended Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2018, Community of Writers in 2021, and was a 2019 Saltonstall Fellow. Her debut short story appeared in the March 2020 issue of Bourbon Penn and was named a top ten must-read for March by Tor.com.

Barrett built a house in the woods, with her craftsman partner, from trees they felled, milled, and raised by hand.

email: barrett.ec at gmail.com

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