Melissa R. Sipin was nicknamed “small but terrible” by her lola. Melissa was born and raised in Carson, CA. She won Glimmer Train Fiction Open and the Washington Square Review‘s Flash Fiction Prize, and co-edited Kuwento: Lost Things (Carayan Press 2014). Her work is in Guernica magazine, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Eleven Eleven Magazine, and PEN American Center, among others. She cofounded and is editor-in-chief of TAYO Literary Magazine, and her fiction has won scholarships and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Poets & Writers Inc., Vermont Studio Center, Kundiman, VONA/Voices Conference, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is hard at work on a short story collection and novel. More at: http://www.msipin.com.