Amanda Crum


Georgetown, KY 40324

Author's Bio

Amanda Crum is a writer and artist whose work has been published in Barren Magazine, Eastern Iowa Review, The Hellebore, and more. Her poetry and short stories have been included in several anthologies, including Beyond The Hill and Two Eyes Open. She is the author of The Darkened Mirror, a middle-grade novel, and Cinders and Glass, a chapbook of dark fairy-tale poetry, as well as The Madness In Our Marrow and Tall Grass, two chapbooks of horror poetry which both made the shortlist for Bram Stoker Award nominations. She is also a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net Award, and Indie Horror Book Award nominee. Her middle-grade fiction novel, Where Wild Beasts Grow, is forthcoming from Fitzroy Books (2022). She currently lives in Kentucky with her husband and two children.

Publications & Prizes

Reassurances From Starboard (Lost Tower Publications, 2017)
The Things We Carry (Lost Tower Publications, 2015)
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Fevers of the Mind
Ghost City Review
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Street Light Press
Prizes won: 

First place, WritingRoom short story competition--2008

Third place, Fiction Vortex Horror Award--2014

Finalist for the J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction--2019

Second place, Molotov Cocktail Flash Fiction Competition--2020

Winner of the Audience Choice Award from Dark Sire for "A Metamorphosis"--2021

Winner of the Diana Woods Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction/Lunch Ticket--spring 2021



Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Alix E. Harrow, Stephen King, Carol Goodman
What I'm reading now: 
The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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Lexington, KY
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Lexington, KY
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Last update: Oct 06, 2021