Ericka Clay

Ericka Clay | Author of Gritty Christian Fiction

Author & Publisher

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I'm a former atheist turned believer who writes raw, real, relatable literature.

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About Ericka

Ericka Clay is a traditionally published novelist and poet formerly represented by Robyn Russell. She graduated from the University of Arkansas Creative Writing Department and is the author of several books and poems she publishes through her literary imprint. Subscribe to her Wednesday letter here to receive free access to her books.Her latest novel, A Bird Alone, was released January 2024.Ericka has been awarded several times by Writers Digest for various short fiction pieces. She has written four novels (one of which placed as a quarter-finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest) and has had the privilege of sharing her craft, teaching writing classes, and holding writing workshops in the South Texas area.Ericka lives in Northwest Arkansas with her husband and daughter, and an insatiable need to push buttons, both figuratively and literally.To view Ericka's list of published works, please click here.




  1. 9th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition "Hands" (4th place winner)

  2. 11th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

  3. "Crazy" (15th place winner)

  4. Poesia (January 2007)

  5. "War on CNN"

  6. "When You Leave”

  7. Poesia (October 2005)

  8. "I'll Always Be Here"

  9. "Core"

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