Amanda Bloom’s work appears or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, Architectural Digest, The Rumpus, The Yale Review, Storm Cellar, matchbook, Narratively, About Place Journal, Medium, BARNHOUSE, “Spectral Lines: Poems about Scientists” from Alternating Current Press, and “Where Does Your Capital Lie?” from National Monument Press.
Her short story “Charles” was a finalist in the Fall 2017 Arcturus Award for Fiction and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize. “A Hopeful Animal,” published in The Cardiff Review, was a finalist in the 2018 Iowa Review Award for Fiction. She is a fiction editor at the New Haven Review, and she earned a Connecticut Artist Emerging Recognition Award for fiction in 2018.
As a journalist and curator, she operated The Mercurial (web) magazine & gallery in Danbury, Connecticut from 2009 to 2013. Amanda is also a trusted copywriter who has collaborated on campaigns for Conair, Cuisinart, the YMCA, and Vespoli. She has been a volunteer tutor at New Haven Reads since 2017 and a volunteer desk clerk at New Haven’s Institute Library since early 2019.