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BettyJoyce Nash's writing appears in newspapers, magazines, and on the web. Her fiction won first place awards in 2015 in the F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cville Weekly writers' contests. In May 2019, she covered panel discussions for the Miller Center's Presidential Ideas Festival at the University of Virginia. Her work has been recognized with fellowships from The MacDowell Colony (2013), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2014, 2018), and the Ragdale Foundation (2015), among others. She's working on her first novel. In 2017, the University of New Mexico Press published Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, an anthology of literary gun stories she co-edited with a colleague.


She earned a master's in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill Journalism School and a master's in fiction from Queens University. She's taught journalism at the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. She teaches fiction classes at WriterHouse in Charlottesville.