Ms. Martha Amore

Alaska, United States

Member Since: 04/17/2013

Martha Amore teaches writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  She achieved her masters of fine arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2009 and has published stories in a number of journals and magazines, including Room, Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal.  In 2013 VP&D House published her novella in the anthology Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas.  In 2015 she won a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award to complete her collection of short stories, In the Quiet Season, which was published by University of Alaska Press in 2018.  In 2016 Martha Amore and coeditor Lucian Childs were contributing editors of the University of Alaska Press anthology Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry, which was a finalist for a LAMBDA Literary Award. She is currently at work on an interdisciplinary PhD through the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 



Twitter Username: @marthaamore5


  • Weather In (in collection: Weathered Edge) , VP&D House, Inc. (June 7, 2013)
  • Geology , Radical Arts for Women (April 15, 2012)
  • Freeze Up , Room Magazine (October 15, 2012)


  • RAW Writing Contest(2012)
  • Anchorage Daily News Writing Contest Grand Prize(2005)


  • Term Writing Instructor at University of Alaska Anchorage (August 2016 - )
  • Visiting Instructor at Alaska Pacific University (August 2012 - )
  • Writer at self-employed (August 2003 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from University of Michigan (May 1992)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from University of Alaska Anchorage (May 2009)

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