Constance Renfrow

Constance Renfrow

Constance Renfrow's writing has appeared in such places as Portland Book Review, DIY MFA, Cabildo Quarterly, Denim Skin, and Petrichor Machine. She is lead editor of Three Rooms Press, and she hosts a monthly open mic series at New York’s Merchant’s House Museum, where she also plays the role of Gertrude Tredwell. Her first book, Songs of My Selfie, an anthology of millennial fiction, was a 2016 IndieFAB finalist. She is pursuing her MFA in fiction from Pacific University. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @MissConstance21.

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Lauren Bender interviews
Constance Renfrow


Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Constance Renfrow, our Issue #34 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her revision philosophy, her inspiration for “The Lady of the House,” and the balance of talent versus hard work in writing… Read more

"After the Firebird" by Ekaterina Vasilyeva, photograph


The Lady of the House

By Constance Renfrow

The noises upstairs woke Marla again. Her phone would read, she knew, 2:08 a.m.—the same as it had every night for a week. She pressed her face deeper into the bed sheet—the pocket of air beneath the covers warm and unmoving, safe…
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