Erin Calabria grew up on the edge of a field in rural Western Massachusetts and spent six years in New York City before moving to Magdeburg, Germany. She studied literature and writing at Marlboro College in Vermont and radio documentary at the Salt Institute in Portland, Maine. Her writing has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize and was selected as a winner for The Best Small Fictions 2017. She is a Co-Founding Editor at Empty House Press and has also worked as an Assistant Nonfiction Editor at Pithead Chapel and as a Fiction Reader at Third Point Press.