Emmalie Dropkin is a fiction writer and MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she teaches composition and creative writing. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Electric Lit, and the Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal. She received the LeeAnne Smith White Prize for lyric writing on topics including “place, landscape, the environment, and issues of identity,” was nominated for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, and was awarded a fellowship to the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.

Emmalie is coeditor of Strange Attractors: Lives Changed by Chance, forthcoming in March 2019 from UMass Press. She is also a VIDA Count Coordinator for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Emmalie previously worked in federal policy and advocacy for early childhood care and education and taught elementary and middle school special education in the Baltimore City Public Schools.