Cate McGowan is an acclaimed and award-winning essayist, poet, fiction writer, and author of two books—she won the Moon City Short Fiction Award for her debut short story collection, True Places Never Are, which was also a finalist for the Lascaux Short Fiction Collection Prize; her debut novel, These Lowly Objects, appeared in 2020. McGowan’s work has appeared in many literary outlets, including Glimmer Train, Norton’s Flash Fiction International, Citron Review, Shenandoah, Crab Orchard Review, and Tahoma Literary Review. A native Georgian and current, reluctant Sunshine State resident (Heat! Hurricanes! Alligators! Florida Man!), McGowan is currently completing her Ph.D. She also serves as an assistant fiction editor for Pithead Chapel.

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