Hello, I'm Amy Dupcak [pronounced dupe-check]: a vegetarian Aquarian, speed-walking New Yorker, and fast-talking over thinker with a profound love of words. I also love fireflies, art installations, urban exploration, grunge culture, and games (chess, Jeopardy!, Nintendo, etc). 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. Since 2012, I have led a variety of workshops and private sessions at Writopia Lab, primarily working with teens. I also work across genres with adults at The Writer's Rock and work as a teaching artist for 826NYC. And as the former Fiction of Cagibi, I am currently acting as the journal's interim Editor-and-chief.
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.