Diane Gottlieb writes open-hearted stories about people in pain who choose to grow.

Diane Gottlieb

Welcome! So glad you stopped by!

I’m a writer, educator, mom, grandma, wife, friend—who’s terminally curious. I love to learn, explore, and share with others what I discover. Oh—I also love birds, trees, lizards, and supporting writers, readers, and all kinds of kind and courageous people.

I write flash fiction, essays, and dabble in poetry. My work has appeared in River Teeth, Huff Post, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Rumpus, Split Lip, Barrelhouse, among others, and has recently been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Best Microfiction anthology. I am the Prose and Nonfiction Editor of Emerge Literary Journal, the editor of Awakenings: Stories of Body & Consciousness (Oct 2023), and on the Hippocampus Magazine reviews team.

Latest Publications

REVIEW: Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life, and Literature by James J. Patterson in hippocamus magazine

When I picked up James J. Patterson’s lovely Junk Shop Window: Essays on ...
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We have to be Honest: An Interview with Kathryn Silver-Hajo in fractured

Wolfsong (ELJ Editions 2023), Kathryn Silver-Hajo’s first full-length publication, is a gorgeous hybrid ...
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Exploring Relationships Through Form: A Conversation with Jennifer Lang in Chicago Review of Books

Imagine putting your relationship under a microscope and then sharing what you’ve ...
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Latest Blog Posts

Interview With Jill Talbot

I rarely post an interview to the blog that was previously published ...
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Interview With Sarah Freligh

Sarah Freligh! How I admire her writing! And what an honor and ...
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Interview with Debbie Russell

It always amazes me how much we grow in midlife. Debbie Russell ...
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