Ashley Bethard is a writer based in Dayton, Ohio. Her essays, stories, and poems have been published in Catapult, VIDA Review, The Rumpus, PANK Magazine, Hobart, Fanzine, and others. See a list of published work here.
In 2022, she was recognized with an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council for her nonfiction writing.
An attendee of the 2019 Tin House Winter Workshop, she was awarded the Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant in 2017. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University (’10). In 2016, she was named to Newspaper Association of America’s “30 Under 30” list.
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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