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ABOUT ANDREW

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 The Great River Review, South 85 Literary Journal, Beyond Words' Queer Anthology, among others. He writes about queerness, religion, body image, gender identity, mental health, and sexuality.

​In addition to writing and photography, Andrew enjoys movies and musicals, hiking, reading, long walks in the rain, long talks over coffee, and spending time with his partner, Terrence, and their feline companion, Sokka.

Education:

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