Amanda Rea

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Amanda Rea's stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, American Short FictionFreeman’s, The Missouri Review, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, New South, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. She has been awarded a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award in Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, the William Peden Prize, and was shortlisted for Best American Short Stories. She has won fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Institute of Creative Writing in Wisconsin, Jentel Artist Residency, Marble House Project, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. She earned her MFA at the University of California-Irvine. She has taught writing at the University of California, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oakhill Correctional Facility, and elsewhere.

Amanda Rea, Amanda Rea, Amanda Rea—I would take any class she offers if I were in town. She communicates her considerable writing wisdom in the gentlest and most generous ways. The group gathered was great, too, and she was so responsive to our questions and confusions.
Ellen Anderman

Amanda Rea's Articles

The Lookout

John Freeman on Poetry, Photography, and the Vibrations of Untold Stories

February 26, 2018

He’s the editor of the literary journal Freeman’s and execut