Hello, I'm Amy Dupcak [dupe-check]: a speed-walking New Yorker and fast-talking overthinker with a profound love of words. I also love fireflies, art installations, urban exploration, grunge culture, and games. I studied Writing, Film History, and other subjects as an undergrad at Sarah Lawrence College, then earned an MFA in Fiction from the New School.
I have worked as a publishing intern, video store clerk, editorial assistant, arts and music journalist, magazine features editor, high-school creative writing teacher, adjunct English professor, freelance editor, and writing-center tutor. I have been a creative and essay writing instructor at Writopia Lab for over ten years, working primarily with teens. I also teach across genres at and manage The Writer's Rock, where I work with adults, and work with underserved youth and act as the publications coordinator of 826NYC. I am currently acting as the interim Editor-in-Chief of the literary journalCagibi.
In 2016, I published Dust, a collection of fourteen original stories. In 2020, I co-edited and designed Words After Dark: A Lyrics, Lit & Liquor Anthology, to celebrate the long-running Lyrics, Lit & Liquor performance series for which I write themed trivia. My fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Sonora Review, Entropy, Phoebe, Litro, Hypertext, Fringe, and other journals. My poems have appeared in Pangyrus, District Lit, Passengers, The Blue Mountain Review, American Writers Review, etc.