Nellie Downer


Nellie Downer is a writer from Houston, Texas. Her story "Immaculate" is an excerpt from a novel in progress entitled The Law of Parties. Learn more about her work at

Articles by Nellie Downer
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Short Story Winner: ‘Immaculate’

Nellie Downer’s story checks every box on the list of attributes guest judge Bryan Washington appreciates in short fiction: “stories with distinct voices, a keen sense of place, and a palpable intimacy.”

by Nellie Downer