Amy LeBlanc is a PhD student in English and creative writing at the University of Calgary. She is a recipient of the 2020 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award. Her debut poetry collection I know something you don’t know was published with Gordon Hill Press in March 2020 and was long listed for the 2021 ReLit Award and was selected as a finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry through the Alberta Literary Awards. Her first full-length work of fiction, Unlocking, was published by the University of Calgary Press in June 2021 and is a finalist for Trade Fiction Book of the Year through the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Room, EVENT, and the Literary Review of Canada among others. She is the author of three chapbooks— her latest chapbook is entitled “Undead Juliet at the Museum” and was published with ZED Press in August 2021. She was a finalist for a 2021 Alberta Magazine Publishers’ Association showcase award for her poem “Well Women” which originally appeared in Freefall Magazine. She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Writers’ Union of Canada, and was a finalist for the Minola Review inaugural fiction contest judged by Heather O’Neill. Amy is currently working on her SSHRC-funded doctoral research where she investigates the intersections of chronic illness and disability, haunted houses, and Canadian Gothic narratives.
I’m also a freelance editor working with poetry, short fiction, and novels. If you’d like to get in touch with me, take a look at my profile on the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association talent pool: http://albertamagazines.com/talent-pool/editing/amy-leblanc/. or fill out the contact form below.
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