About Me

Anastasia Selby is currently an MFA candidate in fiction at Syracuse University. She also works as a nanny and housekeeper. In her past lives, she has worked as a firefighter on three hotshot crews for the USFS in California and Colorado as well as a helicopter crew member for the Park Service in Alaska. She began her fire career in 2000, in Eugene, Oregon, and ended it in 2010, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

For the past four and a half years Anastasia has been working on a novel. She is now working on a book of linked short stories. Above, you can find a few links to work that has been published online and in print. Most recently her story, How Certain Fires Burn, was a recipient of the 2016 Boulevard Magazine short fiction contest for emerging writers. She also enjoys writing creative nonfiction, and has been published in Vice, Vox, and Weird Sister.

In her minimal spare time, Anastasia loves to lift weights and be outside. She enjoys meeting people and having long conversations, so if you’d like to email her, she can be reached at anastasiacalliope@gmail.com. Any literary inquiries should utilize the same email address.