I usually write under the name of A.E. Edwards, but as it stands, I am Ashley Edwards. I am a professor of Theatre and coordinator of the department at Northwest Arkansas Community College. I received my B.A. in English and my M.F.A. in Playwriting. My plays have been produced nationally, namely “Bear State of Mind”, my most recent play produced at Walton Arts Center and Trike Theatre, with funding from the Arkansas Arts Council and Mid-America Arts Alliance. My poetry has also been published in several journals and online publications. I live in a quaint community in the Ozark mountains with my husband, Ben, a professor and artist; along with our four children.


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  1. Hi Ashley!

    I just wanted to drop you a line to express my appreciation for the time you took to read my Sixfold manuscript, vote and leave lovely, thought-provoking comments (both praise and constructive criticism — what a concept! Lol!). You were the only person who offered actual feedback (one other person who ranked me last in the first round only wrote one cryptic sentence that indicated she had not bothered actually to read my entry). For the fall 2013 edition, I had actually done quite well and made it into the top 40, but the chips didn’t fall my way this time around, as I only received four votes total in the first round and that last place kinda threw off my average… I also noticed that your manuscript was either disqualified or withdrawn for some reason, but in looking it over, I certainly couldn’t tell any reason why it would have been disqualified! I hope that you withdrew your entry because you found out you were getting published elsewhere!

    Anyway, I hope this note finds you well, and thanks, once, again, for taking the Sixfold voting seriously, and being a conscientious, supportive person!

    Best regards,


    • Thank you so much for your words. I was disqualified because I accidentally missed the deadline for the second round of feedback. I thought it was two days later. It was a fluke and I was pretty upset. I loved your poetry! Let’s trade thoughts sometime. I would love to give and receive more feedback. I truly enjoyed reading every word you wrote. I’m a professor, so feedback is a training in process for me.

      Thanks for the note.


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