Amal El-Mohtar is the author of The Honey Month (Papaveria Press, 2009), a collection of poems and stories written to the taste of 28 different kinds of honey, which includes Rhysling Award winner "Peach-Creamed Honey" (2010). Her poem "Phase Shifting" won the Richard Jefferies Prize (2012), and her poems "Lost" (Strange Horizons) and "Turning the Leaves" (Apex) are finalists for the Aurora Award (2014). Her poem "The New Ways" (Uncanny) is a finalist for the 2015 Aurora Award. Her short story "The Green Book" (included in The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011, Horton, ed.) was a finalist for the 2011 Nebula Award.
Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies including The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (2011, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, eds.), The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012, Sean Wallace, ed.) and Glitter and Mayhem (2013, Lynne and Michael D. Thomas, eds.), and magazines such as Strange Horizons and Apex. Most recently her short story "The Lonely Sea in the Sky" appeared in Lightspeed's "Women Destroy Science Fiction" double-issue (Christie Yant, ed.). "The Truth About Owls" appeared in Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014, Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein, eds.), "Pockets" appeared in Uncanny Magazine ( Issue 2, January 2015) and "Madeleine" in Lightspeed 61's special "Queers Destroy Science Fiction" issue (Seanan McGuire, ed., June 2015).
She has written multiple essays on Doctor Who, included in Chicks Unravel Time (2012, Deborah Stanish and L. M. Myles, eds.), Queers Dig Time Lords (2013, Sigrid Ellis and Michael D. Thomas, eds.), and Companion Piece (2014, L. M. Myles, ed.), and regularly writes reviews and articles for NPR Books, Tor.com, and Publishers Weekly. She is also a founding member of the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours performance collective (bactroubadours.com) and Editor-in-Chief of Goblin Fruit (goblinfruit.net), an online quarterly dedicated to fantastical poetry.
She lives in Glasgow with her fiancé and two Jellicle cats.