(2003 MFA/MA Graduate in Poetry Writing and 20th Century Literature)
Amy Locklin has published three books, two anthologies of short fiction--one of literary quality science fiction and fantasy stories on the theme of change, Altered States, and the other stories of conflict and crime, Law and Disorder--as well as a poetry chapbook, The Secondary Burial, which was a finalist for the San Diego Book Awards in 2013.
Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Hartskill Review, Clementine Magazine, Quarter After Eight, Maize, MSR, and the anthologies And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana, Dots on a Map,and Crossing Lines. Her work has won honors in the Robert J. DeMott short prose contest, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Associated Writing Program’s Intro Journal Project for nonfiction, and the Lois Davidson Ellis Literary Award for fiction. She earned her MFA in Poetry Writing and MA in 20th Century Literature from Indiana University Bloomington, where she directed the IU Writers’ Conference for four years.
A recent Executive Director of San Diego Writers, Ink, Amy Locklin has extensive experience in responsible fiscal management, outreach, grant writing, and program development. Her years as a university educator have prepared her well with curriculum design and giving editorial feedback.
Her second short fiction anthology, Law and Disorder, has just been released and is available for immediate order at: http://mainstreetrag.com/bookstore/product/law-disorder/
She is currently a low residency PhD student in Creative Writing and Literature at Bath Spa University in the U.K.