Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Bethany Maile

Bethany Maile

Office: 124 Brink Hall
Email: bethanym@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: English Department - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2011

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Creative Writing
    • Nonfiction Writing
    • Screenwriting and Story Development
    • Magazine Writing
    • The American West
  • Biography
    Bethany Maile grew up in Eagle, Idaho. She studied creative writing at Emerson College and later completed a B.S. in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho. She then moved to Tucson, Arizona where she earned a M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Arizona. She lives with her husband in Anchorage, Alaska and teaches writing online.
  • Selected Publications
    • "True Grit, Country Strong, and Other Lies: A Taxonomy of Western Women" (essay) forthcoming in The Normal School
    • "Ladies' Night at the Shooting Range" (essay) Fall 2011 Prairie Schooner
    • "The Wild Ones" (essay) Fall 2011 River Teeth
    • "The Pull of Moving Water" (essay) Winter 2009 South Dakota Review
  • Awards and Honors
    • Awarded a 2012 Resident Fellow Position at Island Institute, Sitka, Alaska
    • Received a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for "Ladies' Night at the Shooting Range"
    • Received a Puschart Prize Nomination for "The Wild Ones"
    • Earned a Foundation Award, University of Arizona: given in recognition of achievements in writing 2009-2011
    • Named Alternate Scholar, Fulbright Scholar Program 2011-2012
    • Granted a Teaching Fellowship, University of Arizona: awarded to the top-ranking MFA nonfiction student 2010
    • Awarded a Reid Leishman Award, University of Idaho: given to an outstanding English senior 2009