Nathan Long grew up in a log cabin in rural Maryland, studied English at the University of Maryland. After traveling in Southeast Asia for six months and living on a queer commune for four years, he completed an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Nathan Long’s work has appeared in journals such as Tin House, Glimmer Train, Indiana Review, Story Quarterly, and Crab Orchard Review; in over a dozen anthologies; and on NPR. He has been awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship, a Virginia Commission of the Arts Grant, scholarships to Bread Loaf, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. He lives in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and teaches creative writing at Richard Stockton College in NJ. For select work and more information, go to his website here.