Emily Doak has a BFA in film from NYU and an MFA in fiction from Indiana University. She also studied at School of American Ballet and has a diploma in ballet from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Her short stories have been published in the Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, Inkwell, Isotope, Barrelhouse, Booth, Yemassee and the Main Street Rag anthology Altered States. Her poetry has appeared in The Spoon River Poetry Review and Rhino. Her short story collection Hatchlings has been a finalist or semifinalist for the Ohio State University Short Fiction Prize, the Iowa Short Fiction Awards, Sarabande’s Mary McCarthy Prize, the Hudson Prize, the St. Lawrence Book Award, the Spokane Prize and the Autumn House Fiction Prize. She also has been a waiter fellow at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was an alternate for a 2011-2012 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. She has taught writing at DePauw since 2006.
Chapter Career Award, National Society of Arts and Letters (Bloomington chapter), 2005. Runner-up, BOMB Magazine Fiction Contest, 2004. Honorable Mention, Hunger Mountain's Howard Frank Mosher Short Story Contest, 2004. Runner-Up, Meridian's 2004 Editors' Prize for Fiction. Lois Davidson Ellis Fellowship in Fiction, Indiana University 2003-2004. Finalist, Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, Nimrod International, 2003. Waitership, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 2002.