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Hello! I am a writer and journalist living in Austin, Texas. I previously worked as a senior reporter at HuffPost, where I wrote for Highline, and as a staff reporter for Mother Jones. My work has also appeared in The New York Times Sunday Review, the LA TimesPOLITICO MagazineThe Atlantic (online)Marie Claire,, and InsiderI am a two-time Livingston Awards finalist and was awarded a Writers Guild Award for a story I co-wrote about police officer domestic abuse. You may read some of my journalism herehere, and here.


I completed an M.F.A. in fiction at the University of Wyoming and am an assistant editor for American Short Fiction. I attended the 2021 Tin House summer workshop and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. My fiction has appeared in PloughsharesGuernica, Passages North, and CutBank Literary Magazine. I grew up in Bozeman, Montana, which I wrote about here.


Email: danaliebelson(at)gmail(dot)com

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