Amy Souza is a writer and the founder of SPARK, a quarterly call-and-response project in which artists, writers, and musicians use each other’s work to prompt new work of their own.

Amy’s articles have been published in daily newspapers, alternative weeklies, alumni, trade, and national magazines, and on the Web. Her story on veterinary hospice received an honorable mention for magazine feature writing in the Writer’s Digest 78th Annual Writing Competition and was included in McGraw-Hill’s Annual Edition Series, Dying, Death, and Bereavement 11/12.

Amy’s fiction has appeared in Stumptown Underground, The Rumpus, and as part of Spark. In 2013, she received a Luso-American scholarship to study at the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.

A native of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Amy currently lives in Portland, Oregon.