Erika M. Anderson is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. She teaches for the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and Mercy College, is a contributing editor for Guernica, co-hosts the Renegade Reading Series, and writes copy for start ups, advertising agencies and the United Nations. She also translates from French to English. 

She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts while working at the UN in Geneva as a journalist and in communications. She has written for Xinhua News Agency, the Houston Chronicle, and KPFT 90.1's local news. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Creative Nonfiction, Interview Magazine, Guernica, Electric Literature’s blog The Outlet, Hunger Mountain, the Brooklyn Rail, Sarah Lawrence’s Lumina, Bodega Magazine, upstreet, Arcadia, and Freerange Nonfiction and other publications. Her essay "Man on the Tracks" was nominated for a Pushcart. 

She has also lived in The Farm, once the largest commune in the U.S., Kalamazoo, Michigan; Barrow, Alaska; Houston, Texas; Quito, Ecuador; Oaxaca and La Paz, Mexico; London, England; Ferney-Voltaire, France; and Geneva, Switzerland.

Contact: Twitter Instagram @erikaonfire, or to be civil over electronic post, erikaanderson at gmail.com