Margot Douaihy (b. Scranton, PA) lives and works in Northampton, MA. She earned a BA in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program, an MA in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.
Douaihy is the author of Scranton Lace (Clemson University Press), the Lambda Literary Finalist Girls Like You (Clemson University Press) and I Would Ruby If I Could (Factory Hollow Press). Her book, Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr, is under contract with Clemson University Press. Created in collaboration with her partner, Bri Hermanson, Bandit/Queen is a true-crime poetry project exploring Belle Starr, a notorious wild west outlaw. In Douaihy’s sleuth fiction series—currently on submission—she inhabits and reconstructs hardboiled PI tropes through a queer lens.
A Board Member of Philadelphia Stories and Founding Member of the Creative Writing Studies Organization, Douaihy's work has been featured in PBS NewsHour, Colorado Review, Madison Review, Tahoma Literary Review, North American Review (forthcoming), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, South Carolina Review, Adirondack Review, Wisconsin Review, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, The Tishman Review, Storyscape Literary Journal, The Windfall Room, The New Guard Literary Review, The Mark Literary Review, Bloodstone Review, Tupelo Press 30/30, The Common by Amherst College, Soundings East by Salem State University, Big Bridge, Mic, Nottingham Writer's Studio, Sight Into Sound, Ducts, Nth Position, Catamaran Literary Reader, The Moth Magazine, The Four Quarters Magazine, Belle Reve Literary Journal, and The Pittsburgh Poetry Houses.
An award-winning editor and mentor, Douaihy holds the post of editor-at-large with Future Publishing where she explores the intersection of audiovisual technology, art, storytelling, and pedagogy. A frequent speaker, presenter, and workshop leader, she has held teaching positions at Marywood University. Currently, Douaihy is a Lecturer at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, where she also serves as the Editor of the Northern New England Review literary journal.
Honors include Lambda Literary Award Finalist (2015), River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest Finalist (2015), The New Guard Literary Review Poetry Contest, Finalist (2014), The Belin Arts Foundation Karen Blomain Writing Scholarship (2014), Inclusion in the Poets House 12st Annual Book Showcase (2013), The Joy Harjo Poetry Contest, Cut Throat Magazine, Finalist (2013), Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Competition, Finalist (2013), First Book Foundation of Greater New Orleans, Grant Winner (2009), and Concrete Wolf Press Manuscript Prize, Honorable Mention (2004).
An active member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Douaihy is represented by literary agent Laura Macdougall of United Agents.