BIO

Ashley Bethard is a writer, editor, and digital media professional based in Dayton, Ohio. Her essays, memoir and short fiction has been published in Catapult, The Rumpus, PANK Magazine, Hobart, Fanzine and others (see published work here).

Bethard is a 2019 Tin House Winter Workshop alum in nonfiction. She was awarded the 2017 Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant, and holds an MFA from Ashland University. 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 GothicSpecter Literary Magazine and Peripheral Surveys: A Postmodern Journal of Literature, Arts and Humanism.

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Ashley,
    I attended your social media workshop at books & co. I have a question. I was thinking about starting a blog with some of my humor columns, but would they be considered to be published works? I do not want to disqualify myself from the Erma Bombeck contest.
    Lynn Albracht

  2. Dear Ashley,

    I just wanted to share my condolences and understand the pain of losing a brother to a heroin overdose. I lost my 34 year old brother (also an addict) to an overdose as well. It is a loss that has marked my life indelibly. Writing about it is a great catharsis and reaches others grappling with the same pain. Thanks for sharing.

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