Emily Stoddard (she/her) is a poet and creative nonfiction writer. Her work can be found in Tupelo Quarterly, Baltimore Review, Ruminate, Radar, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Whitefish Review, and elsewhere.

In 2021, she received the Developmental Editing Fellowship in creative nonfiction from the Kenyon Review. She is at work on a book-length project, parts of which were a finalist for the 2022 Iowa Review Award in nonfiction. Her debut poetry book, Divination with a Human Heart Attached, will be released in February 2023 by Game Over Books. The book was a finalist for the Orison Poetry Prize, Wren Poetry Prize, and Barry Spacks Poetry Prize.

Emily is a neurodivergent writer whose favorite revision question is, “What if?” Since 2016, she has led workshops and supported fellow writers as an affiliate of the Amherst Writers & Artists Method. She is also the creator of the Poetry Bulletin, a project that shares submissions data and tools with more than 1,200 poets. It was started with the hope of bringing more ease, access, and transparency to poetry publishing.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Kenyon Review: Developmental Editing Fellowship in nonfiction (2021)