Emma Burcart was born in Oregon, but never acclimated to the weather or the outdoorsy culture of the state, and knew it wasn’t meant to be home. After spending time living in Ecuador, she ended up in Raleigh, North Carolina accidently—a pit stop on her way to Miami that turned out to be perfect for her. She still isn’t outdoorsy; you won’t catch her camping or hiking, or anything that requires special shoes, but every time she leaves the house and looks up at the sky, she’s amazed by the beauty of North Carolina. It’s her home.
Emma has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and teaches writing composition and literature at a local community college. It feels like the natural progression from the beginning of her career, where she wrote in the early hours of the morning before teaching elementary school during the day. Teaching writing, teaching language, is what she loves. She still writes in the early morning, finding something magical about the darkness and quiet while the rest of the world around her is asleep. The magic feeds her fiction.
Her work has been published in NonBinary Review, Conclave: A Journal of Character, The Citron Review, and Brave of the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life.
She used to blog, but she didn’t keep the techy side updated, so now her old website sells diamonds in Japanese, according to Google translator.