Selected Short Stories

“A Cat Called Grievous” in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, January 10, 2018.

The Infidelity of Judah Maccabee” aired on NPR’s Hanukkah Lights 2016 special, hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. (Scroll down to hear individual stories.)

“Collections,” in Witness, Summer 2016

“Tattoo,”
in Bellevue Literary Review, Fall 2016

 “Mama’s Boy,” in Slice, Spring/Summer 2012

Short stories by R.L. Maizes have also appeared in Blackbird, The MacGuffin, The Barcelona Review, Brain Child, Bartleby Snopes, Eclectica, and other literary magazines. 

Selected Flash Fiction

 “L’Chaim,” Monkeybicycle, Summer 2012

Selected Humor Pieces

“For Today’s Woman: Make the Most of Daylight Saving Time or Die Trying,” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, March 8, 2019.

“Eat Your Feelings at These New Restaurants for Writers,” Electric Literature, Feb. 1, 2019.

“Wedding Venues That Are Cheap for a Reason,” New York Times, Jan. 11, 2019. 

“How To Write Your Debut Book’s Acknowledgments Section: Start With ‘Aren’t We All Essentially Alone?'” Electric Literature, Dec. 28, 2018.

“10 Perfect Writer Gifts We Just Made Up,” Electric Literature, November 30, 2018.

“13 Reasons You Really Didn’t See Coming for Why Your Short Story Was Rejected,” Brevity Blog, November 21, 2018.

“My Apology to Facebook for Cheating With Twitter,” Brevity Blog, October 24, 2018.

Selected Essays

Not My Birthday aired on NPR’s Hanukkah Lights 2018 special, hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. Click here to listen (scroll down to listen to individual essay).

“Bad Dog,” New York Times, September 10, 2013

 “Don’t worry, millennial underachievers: It’s always been tough to figure out your life.” The Washington Post, October 5, 2016

“I know how to use a hammer. So why do I let my husband do everything around the house?” The Washington Post, January 14, 2016

“Animal Instinct,” Southwest: The Magazine, March 2016

 “Rose Gold,” Lilith, Winter 2015-2016

Essays by R.L. Maizes have also appeared in Spirituality & Health, Moment, and other magazines.