About Me


Photographer: Anna Megdell

SHORT PROMOTIONAL BIO: Samantha Edmonds is the author of the chapbooks Pretty to Think So (Selcouth Station Press, 2019) and The Space Poet (Split/Lip Press, 2020). Her fiction and nonfiction appears in The New York Times, Gay Magazine, Ninth Letter, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Rumpus, among others. A PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Missouri, she currently lives in Columbia. Visit her online at www.samanthaedmonds.com

FULL BIO: Samantha Edmonds is the author of the chapbooks Pretty to Think So (Selcouth Station Press, 2019) and The Space Poet (Split/Lip Press, 2020). Her work has been nominated for Best American Essays, Best Small Fictions, and twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her fiction has appeared in such journals as Ninth Letter, Mississippi Review, Black Warrior Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, among others. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, Gay Magazine, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, Ploughshares, VICE, Bustle, and more. Currently, she works as the Assistant Prose Editor for Sundress Publications and as the Fiction Editor for Doubleback Review, a new journal within the Sundress Publications family; she has formerly served as the Fiction Editor for Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts and as the Community Outreach Director for Sundress Academy for the Arts. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA from the University of Tennessee. Originally from Ohio, she now lives in Columbia, MO, where she's a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Missouri. Visit her online at www.samanthaedmonds.com

To learn more about her and the work she does and the writing she loves, you can check out her interviews with Midwestern Gothic and Santa Fe Writers Project. Here's something the interviews won't tell you: She has a lot of pets.