A.W. Marshall has lived in Oklahoma for the last eight years, but grew up on the beaches of Southern California. His work is published or forthcoming in Red Wheelbarrow, theNewerYork, Fiction Attic, Austin Review, Appalachian Heritage, Vestal Review and The Fiddlehead. His story, “The Lover,” published in the Vestal Review was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2014. His collection of short stories, Simple Pleasures, was published in 2015 by ELJ press. In 2005, he wrote and directed the professional theater production of his play, Pan, with Long Beach Shakespeare Company. In 2003, his play, Emptier, was produced at the Hudson Theater in Hollywood and directed by Kristin Hanggi. He received his MFA in playwriting from USC and a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is co-editor of Piece Meal, an online magazine that exclusively reviews poems and short stories from literary magazines and co-founder of the Creative Editorial Collective, an editorial service for writers. For the last four years, he has been writing a novel, Hendo, about a half man, half rabbit hybrid who survives in 1850’s California by assimilating with Chinese Immigrants.