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Wendy C. Ortiz

Wendy C. Ortiz is a writer and marriage and family therapist intern in Los Angeles, where she lives with her partner and daughter. She has contributed to The Nervous BreakdownThe RumpusThe Coachella Review, and The New York Times, among other online and print journals. She curates and hosts the Rhapsodomancy Reading Series in Hollywood. Her book, Hollywood Notebook, is forthcoming from Writ Large Press (2014). She is represented by Davey Literary and Media for a memoir, What Is And What Should Never Be. Recent essays include “For the Love of Horror” at Brain, Child Magazine (, “The Not-Prenatal Vitamin” at Mutha Magazine (, and “Pretty” at The Nervous Breakdown ( She also recently became a monthly columnist for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency with her column “On the Trail of Mary Jane.” Her next column will appear on Oct. 15th.

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May 4, 2013 Minutes Are Just Seconds Aren’t Minutes Essays