Mary Lynn Reed is a fiction writer and mathematician. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. Her fiction has appeared in dozens of literary journals and online venues, such as Mississippi Review, Colorado Review, The MacGuffin, Litro Magazine, Whistling Shade, Smokelong Quarterly, Per Contra, Karamu, Happy, FRiGG, Pisgah Review, and Sakura Review, among other places. Her fiction has been honored with the University of Maryland’s Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction (2013), the Per Contra Prize for Short Fiction (2009), and selected as one of the WigLeaf Top 50 Very Short Stories (of 2008). Her short stories have been finalists in Fiction Contests at The Chattahoochee Review (2014), Mississippi Review (2016), and Yemassee (2017). Her flash fiction was also nominated for Best Small Fictions 2017. Links to some of her online publications can be found in the sidebar.