Nell Smith

Welcome! Originally from Maine, I am a writer, field biologist, and educator based in the Intermountain West. My written work has appeared in both literary and scientific publications, and I am currently working on a hybrid collection of place-based writing that explores the personal and environmental negotiations of love and belonging.

I hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Environment & Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Arts & Letters from Prescott College. I have served as an editor or reader for Longleaf Review, Alligator Juniper, the CLMP Firecracker Awards, Consilience Journal, and Real Ground Journal, a community conversation curated by the Natural History Institute.

I also provide freelance writing, editing, and coaching services, and am especially excited about projects that integrate the arts, sciences, and/or humanities. Feel free to reach out–I’d be delighted to work with you if you have a project that feels like a good fit!