Rebecca Bernard’s debut collection of stories won the 2021 Non/Fiction prize from The Journal and is forthcoming from Ohio State’s Mad Creek Books. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in ShenandoahSouthwest Review, Juked, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in Fiction from the University of North Texas and an MFA from Vanderbilt University. Her work received notable mention in the Best American Short Stories of 2018. She is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Angelo State University.  She serves as a Fiction Editor for The Boiler.