Lee Conell is the author of the story collection Subcortical. Her short fiction appears in the Chicago Tribune, Kenyon Review online, Guernica, The Collagist, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere. She has received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a Barry Hannah scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and support from Tent at the Yiddish Book Center. Her story “The Lock Factory” was awarded the grand prize in the Chicago Tribune‘s Nelson Algren Literary Arts award and was listed as a Distinguished Story in Best American Short Stories 2016. She is currently on faculty at the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference, is a writer mentor for the arts nonprofit Southern Word, and teaches at Vanderbilt University, where she earned her MFA. She is at work on a novel.