Angela Jane Fountas   •   Writer

Artist Résumé

Contact: afountas[at]writehabit[dot]org


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University of Alabama, 2001
• Awarded graduate teaching assistantship, teaching writing fellowship, and research and travel grant

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
• Concentrations in English literature and film studies


Writer-in-Residence, Richard Hugo House, Seattle, 2008–2009


CityArtist Projects Grant, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, 2014
Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, 2009
Arts Special Projects Grant, 4Culture, King County, Seattle, 2006
CityArtist Projects Grant, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, 2006
Jack Straw Writer, 2006
Alumni Fiction Award, University of Alabama, 2000
Research and Travel Grant, University of Alabama, 1999
Teaching Writing Fellowship, University of Alabama, 1999
Alumni Fiction Award, University of Alabama, 1999

Selected Publications

Stories & Prose Poems

"Crossing Over," Eleven Eleven, Issue 8
"God Bless a Girl Who Thinks Ahead," Fairy Tale Review, The Aquamarine Issue
"Three Mothers," Quick Fiction Issue 14
"Armbelina," Opium, October 2008
"The Difference Is Spreading, " "Es war einmal," "The Scratching," Red Mountain Review, 2007
"The Hydrologic Cycle," Sentence, No. 5, 2007
"Balloon Girl," Quick Fiction, Issue 11
"Little China Doll," StringTown, 2006
"Neverending Journey," "Following Trees," "Balloon Girl," Jack Straw Writers Anthology, 2006
"Shush," Redivider, Spring 2006
"Lydia," Diagram.2, Del Sol Press, 2006
"The Color of Red Clay," elimae, March 2006
"Warning," Monkeybicycle, Fall 2005
"Above the Surface," The Bitter Oleander, Fall 2005
"No More Stories," Syntax, Fall 2004
"Queendom,", June 2004
"Lydia," Diagram, Fall 2003 (nominated for a 2004 Pushcart Prize)
"The Future," Faultline: Journal of Art & Literature, Spring 2000


Waking Up American, Editor, Seal Press, 2005

Selected Classes

Instructor, Richard Hugo House

Fairy Tales Anew, winter 2012
Very Short Tales, winter 2011
Mavis Gallant Retrospective, spring 2009
Read to Write Short Stories, winter 2009
Learn from the Masters, fall 2008
Read to Write Short Stories, spring 2008
Fixed Form Narratives, summer 2007
Lit-Mag Reading Club, spring 2007
Fiction in a Flash, winter 2007
Feverish Fiction Retreat, spring 2006
Tap Your True Voice, winter 2006
Bedtime Stories, fall 2005
Cut It Short, spring 2005
Short-Short Story Lab, winter 2005 and fall 2004
The Writing Habit, spring 2004

Selected Community Events

Workshop, "Once Upon a Shirt or Skirt," Bureau of Fearless Ideas, 2015
Style Club, 826 Seattle, 2012–2013
Presentation, "Creating the Write Habit," Richard Hugo House/Powerful Writers, 2008
Presentation, Write on the Sound, 2007
Creative Writing Class, Ferry Tales, 826 Seattle, 2007
Reading/Talk, How to Become an Emerging Writer, Richard Hugo House, 2007
Creative Writing Class, Ode to My Socks, 826 Seattle, 2007
Creative Writing Class, Mayhem-and-Mischief-Filled Short-Short Stories, 826 Seattle, 2006
Visiting Writer, Writing Day, St. John School, 2006
Tutor, John Marshall Publishing Project, 826 Seattle, 2006
Creative Writing Class, Really Short Stories, 826 Seattle, 2006
Installation, The Eight Essential Ingredients, Richard Hugo House, presented by Born Magazine, 2006
Visiting Writer, Family Write Night, St. John School, 2006
Teaching Artist, Short Fiction Workshops, SCRIBES at Ingraham, 2005
Visiting Writer, Mixed-Tape Project, BCC Community College CEO Program, 2004

Selected Readings

AWP Seattle, March 2014
Lit Crawl Seattle, October 2014
Seattle Public Library, Beacon Hill Branch, January 2007
Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, May 2006
UW Women's Center, Seattle, March 2006
Bluestockings, New York, October 2005
OBEN Public Library, Oyster Bay, October 2005
Book Court, Brooklyn, October 2005
University Book Store, Tacoma, October 2005
Black Oaks Books, Berkeley, October 2005
Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, October 2005
University Book Store, Seattle, September 2005


Founded, a website in support of new and emerging writers, in 2003.


Artist Trust
Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas
Richard Hugo House
Seattle Writergrrls
Women in Digital Journalism