Margaret Monteith earned a BA from USC, an MFA from Brooklyn College, and a Masters degree from Columbia University. The recipient of an NEH stipend, a semi-finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and The L Magazine‘s Literary Upstart as well as a finalist for the Southwest Review‘s David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Cuttyhunk Island Residency and a residency at the Wassaic Project. Her writing has appeared in BOMB, Fugue, Evergreen Review, Gargoyle, and other places. Her short story “Borders” was selected to be a podcast for the series Fiction for Driving Across America, and her flash fiction piece “Green” was included in the anthology, Microchondria II:42 More Short Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store.