About Amy

Amy Souza is a writer, editor, and media producer. She is also 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. She received an honorable mention for magazine feature writing in the Writer’s Digest 78th Annual Writing Competition, and her story on veterinary hospice was included in McGraw-Hill’s Annual Edition Series, Dying, Death, and Bereavement 11/12. She also writes and edits for corporations, nonprofits, NGOs, and trade associations and has worked as a producer for public television shows and corporate video projects.

You can find Amy’s fiction and creative nonfiction at The Rumpus, on the Spark website, in Fieldfare, and anthologized in Behind the Stars, More Stars: The Tagus/Disquiet Collection of New Luso-American Writing. Her poetry has appeared in Gargoyle Magazine, Ink Node, and Into the Azorean Sea: Bilingual Anthology of Azorean Poems. In 2013, she received a Luso-American scholarship to study at the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.

Born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts, Amy currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She loves walking the Oregon coast in search of agates and other treasures, playing board games as often as possible, and looking for beavers, otters, and bats in her neighborhood park.

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