Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes is the author of The Sleeping World (Touchstone-Simon & Schuster, 2016). She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the Millay Colony, and the Blue Mountain Center and was a Bernard O’Keefe Scholar in Fiction at Bread Loaf. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Cosmonauts Avenue, Slice, Pank, The Collagist, NANO Fiction, The Georgia Review, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. Her story “The Elephant’s Foot” was a Distinguished Story in Best American Short Stories 2016. She holds a BA from Brown University, an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is a PHD candidate at the University of Georgia. Beginning Fall 2017, she will join the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Maryland as an Assistant Professor.