About

I’m Eric Shay Howard. I’m a writer and editor. I have a BA in English from the University of Louisville.

On my blog, I write personal essays. I write about literature, education, LGBTQ issues, and creative writing. I also write opinions and reviews about literary books. Sometimes I write about current events or films, or complain about work. Other times I use my blog as an excuse to get out of the house and do things around Louisville. The blog is also a launch pad for other blogs and projects that I become interested in for whatever reason. If I’m being completely honest, I just write things and post them here. I try to post new content a few times a week.

I’m the founder and editor of Likely Red, an online literary magazine. I started it my senior year at UofL so that I’d have writerly-tasks to do after I graduated. It publishes infrequently, about every other month or so. It’s free to read online.

I love writing fiction, usually short stories. I write, rewrite, submit, and mostly get rejection letters for my stories. Gender and LGBTQ issues tend to come up in my work fairly often.

I eventually want to go get my MFA in fiction. Until then, I’m just sort of trying everything I want and hoping that something sticks.

I currently live in Louisville, KY. I’m in my thirties. Before college, I had various types of jobs, including retail and food service. In college I got experience working in administration. I currently work in a library, in addition to writing, editing, and blogging.

If you want to keep up with my blog and everything else that I do, you should sign up for my email list. It’s free and I won’t bombard you with emails. You’ll only get emails every now and then about my work. I don’t share your email addresses with others. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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Creative writer and editor Eric Shay Howard in a green hoodie.
Creative writer and editor Eric Shay Howard – Bardstown Road – Louisville, KY. Photo by Kyle Richard Dixon.

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