Lisa Locascio was born in Chicago and raised in River Forest, Illinois. Her work appears in Salon, n+1, Sou'wester, Santa Monica Review, American Short Fiction, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Faultline, and many other journals. She has held residencies at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Prairie Center of the Arts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and received honors and support for her writing from Young Chicago Authors, the National Association for the Advancement of the Arts, New York University, Western Michigan University, the University of Southern California, the Del Amo Foundation, and several other institutions. Lisa holds two degrees from New York University (BA in Individualized Study and MFA in Fiction Writing). She has held teaching appointments in creative writing and literature at New York University, the University of Southern California, Colorado College, Mount St. Mary's College, the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and through various tutoring and mentorship organizations across the United States. Lisa lives in Los Angeles, where she is a doctoral candidate in the department of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. A former Editor-in-Chief of Gold Line Press, she is a Fiction Editor of Ricochet Editions, and Associate Editor at the Scottish magazine Product.