Anna Rollins is a writer in Huntington, WV. She is an instructor of English and directs the Writing Center at Marshall University.
Her creative work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Salon Electric Literature, NBCNews, HuffPost, Newsweek, and Insider, among other outlets. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart prize.
In her scholarly work, she has written on writing center studies and advising at-risk students in higher education.
A lifelong Appalachian, she lives with her husband, two young sons, and two beagles.
She is currently querying a memoir.
"Don't Use Lent to Worship At the Altar of Diet Culture" on NBCNews
"Running an Olsen Twins Fan Page Taught Me to Craft an Online Identity" on Electric Literature
"My Family Visited a Town Where Cellphones Aren't Allowed" on Insider
On Marya Hornbacher and Bodily Autonomy on Electric Literature
"The Best New Years Resolution I Ever Made Was to Exercise Less" on HuffPost
"Like Britney Spears, I Struggled with Perinatal Depression" on Insider
"My Husband Was a COVID Doctor, and My Son Was High Risk" on Insider
"Double Bind" on Parhelion Literary Magazine
"I'm Letting My Five-Year-Old Watch 'Stranger Things'" on TinyBeans
"Halloween Brings Us Together Like No Other Holiday Can'" on TinyBeans
"My Toddler was Hospitalized with RSV and is Now Terrified of Going to the Doctor. Here's How I Help Him'" on Insider
"Sleep Training'" in Ruminate Mag
"Put Your Kid in Charge of Elf on the Shelf" on TinyBeans
"You Can't Resolve Your Way Through Grief" on Salon
"I Drastically Changed My New Year's Resolutions -- the Results Were Amazing" on Newsweek
"The Dangerous Myth That Hurts College Freshman'" on Slate
"Between the Sunflower Stalks" on the New York Times
"Breathing Easy" on Literary Mama
"Wild Earth" on HerStry