Amy Long is an essayist based in Austin, TX. She earned her M.F.A. from Virginia Tech’s Creative Writing Program in 2016. She also holds a Master’s in Women’s Studies (2008) and a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies (2006), both from the University of Florida. Long previously worked in communications for drug policy reform and free-speech advocacy groups in Santa Cruz, CA; Washington, D.C.; and New York City. Currently, she works as a bookseller in Austin’s largest independent bookstore. She is a contributing editor to and serves as the media liaison for the drug history blog Points, where she runs the Fiction Points interview series (and occasionally blogs). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2015, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ninth Letter, The Literary Hub (via Heavy Feather Review), and elsewhere.