Andrew Romriell grew up in Sandy, Utah as the youngest of five siblings. He lived in a world of books--books in every room of the house. From his bedroom to the living room to the bathroom, stories absorbed his universe. He especially loved fantasy; whether it was based on this earth or another, he cherished his time exploring new worlds crafted through language.
Andrew currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. He has earned various awards for his writing and photography, and his work has been featured in journals such as Brevity, New Delta Review, Great River Review, South 85 Literary Journal, Beyond Words' Queer Anthology, among others. He writes about queerness, religion, sex, body image, video games, HIV, dating apps, relationships, and mental health.
In addition to writing and photography, Andrew enjoys movies and musicals, dying his hair, hiking, reading, long walks in storms, long talks over coffee, and spending time with his partner, Terrence, and their feline companion, Sokka the Wildercat.
MFA Candidate, Creative Writing, The Ohio State University (2024)
M.S., Literature & Writing, Utah State University (2021)
B.S., English: Creative Writing, Utah State University (2018)
Awards & Nominations:
Vandewater Prize in Poetry, 2022
First Prize for a CNF Book in Utah Original Writing Contest, 2021
Finalist for Writers' League of Texas' Manuscript Competition, 2021
University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2021
First in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, & Art, Utah State
University Creative Writing Contest, 2021