Ashley Bethard is a writer, editor, and digital media professional based in Dayton, Ohio. Her essays, stories, and poems have been published in Catapult, The Rumpus, PANK Magazine, Hobart, Fanzine, Yes, Poetry and others (see published work here).
She’s a 2019 Tin House Winter Workshop alum in nonfiction, and was awarded the 2017 Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University. In 2016, she was named to Newspaper Association’ of America’s “30 Under 30” list. She is co-founder of Bloom Creative Collective.
She has spoken at several conferences and workshops, including Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Antioch Writer’s Mini-Workshops, ArtStreet at the University of Dayton, and the Ohio Newspaper Association Conference.
She has worked with the following publications in an editorial capacity: Midwestern Gothic, Specter Literary Magazine, River Teeth, and Peripheral Surveys: A Postmodern Journal of Literature, Arts and Humanism.
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