Emily Flouton's writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Atlantic, Tin House, Gay Magazine, Subtropics, Passages North, Quarterly West, DIAGRAM, SmokeLong Quarterly, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Hobart, and other places. She won the 2020 Kurt Brown Prize for Fiction from AWP and has been a finalist for multiple literary awards and fellowships. Emily has an MFA from Portland State University, where she was awarded the Tom and Phyllis Burnam Fiction Scholarship, and a BA in English and Drama from Queen Mary College in London, England. Before turning her attention to prose writing, Emily tended bar and worked in theater, film, and television. While originally from New England, she lives in Brooklyn, where she writes scripts for Chapters: Interactive Stories and teaches creative writing through Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Emily is at work on a bartending memoir and a boarding school novel.