Cate McGowan’s story collection, True Places Never Are (Moon City Press), won the Moon City Press Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Lascaux Review Short Fiction Collection Contest. McGowan’s stories, essays, and poems have appeared in many literary outlets, including Norton’s Flash Fiction InternationalGlimmer TrainCrab Orchard ReviewBarrelhouseShenandoahInto the VoidThe Louisville ReviewMoon City ReviewVestal Review, and Unbroken. A native Georgian and current, reluctant Floridian (Heat! Hurricanes! Alligators! Voting machines!), McGowan is pursuing her PhD in philosophy and critical studies.