Bryce Emley was born and raised in Florida. He earned an MFA in Poetry from NC State University and has worked with The Florida Review, H_NGM_N, BULL: Men's Fiction, & UNC Press and is currently Co-Editor of Raleigh Review. As a freelancer, he has worked with DreamWorks, eBay, HGTV, the US Naval Academy, the University of Colorado and Clemson University football programs, and hundreds of other clients.
Bryce's poems, essays, and fiction have been published widely. He is the author of the poetry chapbook We Might Never Be This Beautiful Again (Seven Kitchens Press, forthcoming), the nonfiction chapbook A Brief Family History of Drowning (Sonder Press, 2019), and the fiction chapbook Smoke and Glass (Folded Word, 2018). His poetry has earned 2nd prize in Nimrod International Journal's 2016 Pablo Neruda Prize, Narrative 30 Below 30 designation, inclusion in Best American Experimental Writing, a residency from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and scholarships from The Glen Workshop, the Wesleyan Summer Writers Conference, and the University of Central Florida. His scripts have received an Award of Merit in the Accolade Global Film Competition and an EMMY for Sports Video. Bryce works in marketing at the University of New Mexico Press and lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife.