About Amanda Futrell

     “Futrell is a skilled writer and should be headed toward wider recognition.”

                                    – Valerie Wieland, New Pages

Born in Murray, KY,  I now live in Nashville, TN.  I received my MFAs from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Creative Writing– Fiction and Poetry.

Here is some of my work:


Phone Call from the Moon- See Spot Run

E.D.N.O.S.- Minerva Rising Print Issue

“Bravo” Witness Magazine “Chaos” Issue

What Allen Took- WKMS Short Storytelling Competition Winner


“Baking”-  Forty-Eighty Five Magazine Inaugural Issue

Grey Day Screaming and The Campsite –  Calliope Magazine

I recently completed “Cipher,” a book of poems and essays about the life and death of my best friend Katy Koch.  I am currently working on a novel about Susy Clemens, the beloved daughter of Mark Twain.

Detroit Poet Lisa Folkmire and I are also collaborating on a collection of poems.