Amy Belk received her M.F.A. in Fiction Writing in 2007 from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she was awarded the Richard Yates Prize for Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in literary journals such as Fiction, Eyeshot and Epoch. She co-wrote the screenplay for "I Used To Be Darker," an independent feature film directed by Matthew Porterfield, currently in post-production. She and Porterfield were awarded a Creative Capital 2012 Film & Video and Visual Arts grant to make another film, "Take These Broken Wings." She currently teaches writing at MICA and the Community College of Baltimore County.