Hi, I’m Amy K. Bell, or Amy Bell Hou. Yeah, I got married.

I write stories, poems, essays, and literature reviews. My poetry chapbook, Book of Sibyl, was published by The Gorilla Press in 2013. Get it here.

I’ve had work published in The Tusk, Transfer, Midnight Breakfast, Red Light Lit and JERRY Magazine (#8). Some of my translations of Chinese poems were published in sPARKLE & bLINK, The Margins and Cura.

My short novel, Bald Mountain, won the 2014 Clark Gross Novel Award, judged that year by Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski (Painted Cities). An excerpt of Bald Mountain also won the 2014 Leo Litwak Award from Transfer Magazine.

I am a co-founder and editor of Drop Leaf Press. We publish poetry, lovingly.

I earned a B.A. from Columbia University in English Literature and an M.F.A. in Writing from San Francisco State University.

I’m also a copywriter, blogger and editor for hire. Linkedin  //  Portfolio

Last year, I made a baby! Here we are, looking astonished in our own ways.


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