Lexi Pandell is a writer from Oakland, California.
Her non-fiction work has been published by The Atlantic, The New York Times, WIRED, The New Republic, Vox, Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Playboy, AARP, Creative Nonfiction, and many others. Her short fiction has been published by WIRED, Queen Mob’s Tea House, museum of americana, Peatsmoke Journal, Otherwheres, and the Berkeley Noir anthology from Akashic Books. She has fiction forthcoming with New Ohio Review, which won their Editor’s Prize for Fiction.
She is an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the host of Desert Salon, an annual writing retreat in Joshua Tree, California. She was awarded the Wellstone Center‘s Emerging Writer Residency for her novel-in-progress in 2018, and that manuscript was also a finalist for the 2019 James Jones First Novel Fellowship. She was a finalist for the 2019 César Egido Serrano Foundation’s International Flash Fiction Competition. In 2020, she was awarded a fellowship for the Writing By Writers Tomales Bay workshop. In 2021, her short story “Mermaid Juice” was nominated for Best of the Net.
To learn more about her, check out her Q&A with The Writing Cooperative.