In five short years, Amy LeBlanc has jumped into the writing world, with three dozen works of poetry and fiction accepted by magazines and periodicals, and three books about to come out with publishers across Canada, including the University of Calgary Press. Her new work is exploring timely issues of health and feminism. Add to all this is her generous commitment to arts volunteering as an editor, reviewer and committee member.
– Emerging Artist adjudicators
Amy LeBlanc is an MA student in English Literature and creative writing at the University of Calgary. She is the author of three books: her debut poetry collection, I know something you don’t know, was published with Gordon Hill Press in March 2020. Her novella, Unlocking, will be published by the University of Calgary Press in their Brave and Brilliant Series in 2021. Pedlar Press will publish her short story collection, Homebodies, in 2022. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Room, PRISM International, EVENT, Prairie Fire, CV2, and the Literary Review of Canada among others. She has been long listed for Room Magazine’s short forms contest and was recently a finalist for the Minola Review Inaugural Fiction Contest judged by Heather O’Neill. Her master’s thesis is a work of fiction examining pandemics and chronic illness in literature. Amy LeBlanc is working towards publishing in more literary journals and hoping to continue working with literary journals in an editorial capacity.