Cate McGowan is a fiction writer, essayist, and poet. She won the 2014 Moon City Short Fiction Award for her debut short fiction collection, True Places Never Are, which was also a finalist for the 2015 Lascaux Short Fiction Collection Prize. Her work appears in Norton’s Flash Fiction International, Glimmer Train, Crab Orchard Review, Crab Fat Magazine, Barrelhouse, Shenandoah, The Louisville Review, Coal Hill Review, Vestal Review, and elsewhere. A native Georgian and current, reluctant Floridian (Heat! Hurricanes! Alligators! Faulty voting machines!), McGowan is an Assistant Fiction Editor at Pithead Chapel. Her novel, Thirty Men, Not One, won Gold Wake Press’s 2019 novel competition and will be published in Autumn, 2019.