Maureen Langloss is a writer living in NYC. She practiced law at Human Rights Watch and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where she covered Latin America. As an attorney, she found herself using every drop of spare time to write fiction. Ultimately, she realized that writing was her home. Since then, she has produced two (as-yet-unpublished) novels, a bunch of short stories, and three children. She also writes essays on women’s rights, gender, parenting, music, books, and kid lit.
Maureen currently serves as the Flash Fiction Editor at Split Lip Magazine, an edgy review that publishes voice-driven fiction, poetry, and memoir. Her own work has appeared in Atticus Review, Bird’s Thumb, b(OINK), Cease, Cows, Jellyfish Review, Literary Mama, Monkeybicycle, Necessary Fiction, New Delta Review, Prairie Schooner blog, The Manifest-Station, The Timberline Review, The Good Men Project, and Wigleaf. Her story, “La Rabida Heart Sanitarium, 1954”, made the Top 25 list in the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest and her story, “Wheels and Bushings”, was a finalist in the Gigantic Sequins Flash Fiction Contest. (b)OINK recently nominated her essay, “It’s a Man’s World,” for Best of the Net.
In her free time, Maureen is a book-pimp, doing whatever she can to convince people to shack up with a great read. She helps organize book fairs and book clubs, and she used to teach library at her daughter’s school.
She was an English major at Harvard College, an Executive Editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review while at Harvard Law School, and a Rockefeller Fellow/consultant for the Center for Reproductive Rights in Chile.
Should you ever meet her, get her talking about eco-feminist nuns in Peru, BookOps in Long Island City, Hugo Chavez, pre-Prohibition cocktails, or any of the following books, currently on her favorite list: Joy Williams’ ninety-nine stories of God, Amy Leach’s Things that Are, Eliza Factor’s Strange Beauty, Yiyun Li’s Kinder Than Solitude, Annie Hartnett’s Rabbit Cake, or Marie Mockett’s Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye. Oh, and Kent Haruf’s Plainsong, Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, and any story by Dan Chaon, Lorrie Moore, Lydia Davis, Juan Martinez, Grace Paley…