Amy Zaranek is a writer and editor from Michigan.

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Amy’s Work


Amy holds an MFA from Ashland University. Her writing mainly focuses on themes of conservation, agriculture, and military relationships. Click through the link to read more of her work, and to find out how to support her writing on Patreon.


Amy is the managing editor for the Black Fork Review and the nonfiction editor for Howling Mad Review. She also volunteers as a mentor for the Veterans Writing Project. Visit her editing page to read the publications she’s edited.


Amy is available for readings and presentations. She loves sharing literary craft with students and adults alike. Visit her appearances page to schedule a reading or classroom talk.

Writing Coach

Amy offers writing coach services on several tiers, from basic proofreading to full manuscript consultations. Please view her page for more information and to inquire about your project.

About Amy

Amy Zaranek is an award-winning writer and the managing editor of The Black Fork Review. Her writing has appeared in Hobart, Yemassee Journal, matchbook, and elsewhere, and her essays have been anthologized in collections such as OUR BEST WAR STORIES and TALES FROM SIX FEET APART. She also serves as the nonfiction and prose poetry editor for Howling Mad Review and volunteers as a mentor for the Veterans Writing Project.

Amy offers writing coach services, readings, and classroom visits, both in-person and virtually.

Amy received her MFA in creative nonfiction from Ashland University and her BA in Communication Studies from Wayne State University.

She worked as a wrangler for four seasons on various ranches in Colorado, where she helped train horses and raise cattle and bison. She now lives and writes in Metro Detroit.

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