Elizabeth Forsyth's CV



April, 2020
June, 2019
Reaping - Flash Fiction/Musuem of Walking's Crusoe300/ London
My addition to the sewing horror genre.
July, 2018
Joey the Clown - Short Story/City Lit's Between The Lines/ London
A story about a shit clown.
May, 2017
Life Advice from an Adult Picky Eater - Food Essay/BALE'S Cooking Up Stories/ Sunnyvale
My name is Elizabeth and I am a picky eater. Yesterday I ate an uncooked tomato and I regret it. 
January, 2015
Crash - Flash Fiction/San Diego Writers Ink's Year In Review/ San Diego
A flash fiction piece about soccer and second languages. Set in the Family Business universe.
May, 2020
Criminal Water/The Write Launch
“San Diego residents are encouraged to report water waste by calling the Water Waste hotline and leaving a voicemail...Photo and video submission of violations are encouraged.” - City of San Diego. A short story in the Family Business universe.

Writing Awards

December, 2019
Family Business - Novel Extract/San Fracisco Writers Conference/ San Francisco
July, 2019
Time is a Circus - Short Story/Berlin Writing Prize 2019/ Berlin
Long listed. A humorous take on the stress of having parent in a retirement home.
September, 2018
Family Business - Novel Extract/Novel Studio at City, Uni. of London/ London
Winner - "Most Promising"
December, 2011
Normal Norman - Novel Extract/SDSU Writer's Conference/ San Diego
Winner - "Reader's Choice Award". An abandoned novel about what happens when the sky falls and you put an incompetent and lazy government official in charge of rebuilding society from the ground down.


February, 2020
Literary Arts Resident/Shuffle Collective/ San Francisco

Workshops & Talks

May, 2020
DIY Author Events/shuffle collective's weekend of words
Talk consisted of an introduction and overview to planning your own author event.
January, 2031
Kickstart Your Year of Writing/Shuffle collective
Prompt workshop hosted by myself, Audrey Kalman, and Karla Brundage.

Professional Experience

Event & Marketing Manager
Bookbuyers used books and media
Mountain View
Founded events program. Organized 100+ bookstore events, including 50+ author talks. Headed store marketing and promotions; wrote and designed a weekly newsletter for 9.5k subscribers in this role. Lead community outreach efforts, including local TV and newspaper features.
Bookseller, Art Dept.
Staffed Art Department and events during multiple holiday seasons. Multiple nominations for company-wide employee of the year award; first holiday bookseller in Foyles’ 100+ year history to be nominated.
Events Volunteer
Royal Society of literature
Classes Manager
The Writers Grotto
May 2021 - Present 
San Francisco
Currently manage the classes program at the Writers Grotto, managing 50+ classes a year.


Emerson college
Certificate in Literary Publishing
May 2014 - May 2014 
Certificate program focussing on creating and running an independent presses and literary magazines.
City, university of london
Novel Studio Certificate
September 2018 - June 2019 
Year-long course focussed on developing my novel, Family Business. Organized the Novel Studio Showcase’s invitations and outreach to 325+ publishing industry contacts and managed event’s social media.