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 American Short Stories, Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, and the Pushcart Prize and was selected as a winner for The Best Small Fictions 2017 and Sundog Lit’s 2020 Collaboration Contest (co-written with Elodie Rose Barnes). She is a Co-Founding Editor at Empty House Press and has also served as an Assistant Nonfiction Editor at Pithead Chapel and as a Fiction Reader at Third Point Press. She currently writes the craft column “Soundscapes” as part of Wind & Root for Reckon Review and is working on her first novel.