Emily Flouton's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Tin House, Gay Magazine, Subtropics, Passages North, Quarterly West, SmokeLong Quarterly, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Hobart, and other places. She is the winner of the 2020 Kurt Brown Prize for Fiction from AWP and was a finalist for the 2019 Halifax Ranch Prize from American Short Fiction. Emily has an MFA from Portland State University, where she was awarded the Tom and Phyllis Burnam Fiction Scholarship, and is a contributing editor for Propeller Magazine. Before turning her attention to prose writing, Emily tended bar and worked in theater, film, and television. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado, where she teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and is at work on a memoir and a collection of stories.