Amy Lee Lillard is the author of the forthcoming Exile in Guyville, winner of the 2022 BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize. She is also the author of Dig Me Out, hailed by Karan Mahajan as “firecracker debut with a rock n roll wildness at its heart,” Chanelle Benz as “witchy, feral, ready to break free,” and Melissa Faliveno as “a fierce reclamation of femininity, sexuality and selfhood.”


Her fiction and nonfiction appears in Vox, LitHub, Barrelhouse, Foglifter, Epiphany, Off Assignment, Autostraddle, and more. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize and named one of Epiphany’s Breakout 8 Writers in 2018.


She is also the co-creator and co-host of Broads and Books, the funny and feminist book podcast.

Amy has worked as a copywriter and marketer for over twenty years, working in advertising, corporate communications, trade journalism, and medical education. She has also taught writing at local community colleges and mentored in the PEN America Prison Writing Program.


She holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Pan-European program at Cedar Crest College, an MA in literature from Northwestern University, and a BA in English, journalism and psychology from the University of Iowa.

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