Anne-Marie Yerks

Fiction Writer

Royal Oak, MI 48068
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Author's Bio

Anne-Marie Yerks is a creative writer from metro Detroit, MI. A graduate of George Mason's MFA program, her work has appeared in literary journals such as "Juked," "The Penn Review," and in several anthologies. She is the author of "Dream Junkies" (New Rivers Press, 2016). She has freelanced for many magazines, publishing non-fiction articles about wellness, fashion, real estate, crafts, home improvement, and education. A longtime writing teacher, she loves traveling to literary destinations and occasionally presents at AWP and the Winter Wheat Festival of Writing. Anne-Marie is also a certified seamstress (but prefers the word "sewist"), a fiber artist, and a beginning gardener. Contact her on Twitter @amy1620.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Dream Junkies (New Rivers Press, 2016)
Journals:
Dime Show Review
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Juked
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Review Americana
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Southern Exposure
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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
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Third Order Magazine
Prizes won: 

• Finalist, YARWA Rosemary Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2020.
• First Place, New Rivers Press Electronic Books Series. 2016.
• Finalist, Paper Nautilus Vella Chapbook Contest, 2016.
• First Place, Fiction Attic Creative Non-Fiction Award. 2014.
• New Millennium Writings Short Story Finalist. 2010.
• Conference Scholarship, Bear River Writers’ Conference. 2008.
• Merit Award, National College Advertising Council (newspaper series). 2007.
• Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Top-Twelve Winner. 2006.
• Conference Scholarship, Cranbrook Writers’ Guild. 2005.
• Iowa Short Fiction Award Finalist. 1998.
• Teaching Assistantship, George Mason University. 1994-1996.
• Departmental Fellowship, George Mason University. 1994.
• Dan Rudy Prize for Fiction. 1996.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
East Lansing, MI
Raised in: 
Jackson, MI , MI
Michigan
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Last update: Jul 18, 2020