__LWH4NhCate McGowan is the author of the story collection, True Places Never Are (Moon City Press), which won the Moon City Press Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Lascaux Review Short Fiction Collection Contest. A Georgia native whose work is anthologized in outlets such as Flash Fiction International (W. W. Norton) and Descansos: Words from the Wayside (Darkhouse), her stories, essays, and poems appear in myriad literary publications, including Glimmer Train, Crab Orchard Review, Shenandoah, Into the Void, Louisville Review, Moon City Review, Vestal Review, Unbroken Journal, and Tank. She is currently an Assistant Fiction Editor for Pithead Chapel and is pursuing her PhD in Visual Arts with a focus on philosophy, aesthetics, and art theory.