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Izzy Ampil is a writer based in New York.


Her fiction & essays can be found in the Roanoke Review, Barzakh Magazine, and Nurture Literary. Her reporting & criticism can be found in BuzzFeed News, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, and Pitchfork.

She also runs the Fixate, an arts & culture newsletter, and Songs from College: the Zine, a print collection of music essays.


Izzy is an incoming fact-checker at The Paris Review. Previously, she was the Culture & Criticism Fellow at BuzzFeed News and earned a BA in English with Honors from Stanford.


Find her on Twitter, subscribe to the Fixate, or get in touch.

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