Amy Neswald

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Title Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Telephone 207.778.8024

Amy Neswald is a fiction writer and independent filmmaker. Her short stories have been published in The Rumpus, The Normal School, and Puerto Del Sol, among others. Her story Late Bloomer was a 2020 Pushcart Prize honorable mention and her screenplay The Placeholder received the Best Screenplay award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2008. Her novelin-stories I Know You Love Me, Too was recently awarded the New American Fiction Prize and will be released Summer 2021. When she is not writing, she teaches creative writing at the University of Maine and continues plugging away at her animated short films about monster children.


  • 2017 MFA University of New Hampshire
  • 1992 BA Bryn Mawr College