Miranda Schmidt's work has appeared or is forthcoming in TriQuarterly, the Collagist, Phoebe, Luna Station Quarterly, and other journals. Miranda grew up in the Midwest and now lives with her partner and two cats in Portland, Oregon, where she edits the Sun Star Review and teaches at Portland Community College. Miranda is a graduate of the University of Washington's MFA program and a 2017 Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Voices Fellow. Her recently completed novel, Or Wanting To Be Known, was a finalist for the Nilsen First Novel Prize. She is currently at work on a project inspired by shapeshifting fairy tales. You can read more of her work at mirandaschmidt.com.