About Me

Anastasia Selby graduated with an MFA in fiction from Syracuse University in 2018 and, in 2015, graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Summa Cum Laude. She returned to school at 32. In her past lives she 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. Anastasia grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She was mostly raised by a single mother and spent part of her adolescence hitch-hiking the western United States. She is currently working on a memoir.

Above, you can find a few links to work that has been published online and in print. Most recently her story, Certain Fires, was a recipient of the 2017 Boulevard Magazine short fiction contest for emerging writers. She also enjoys writing creative nonfiction, and has been published in Vice, Vox, Allure, Tricycle Magazine, Hobart, and Weird Sister.

Anastasia has been the recipient of a residency at The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and has had to turn down several fellowships for financial reasons. She was the runner-up two years in a row for the Joyce Carol Oates Short Story Prize. She has been interviewed on the radio twice. She is working on a book.

You can reach Anastasia at anastasiacalliope@gmail.com. Any literary inquiries should utilize the same email address.