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Edgar Gomez

Edgar Gomez is currently completing his MFA at the University of California, Riverside. His writing has most recently been published and anthologized in Longreads, The Rumpus, The LA Review of Books, The James Franco Review, Best Gay Stories, and is forthcoming in Pigeon Pages and Ploughshares. In 2018, he received the Marcia McQuern Award in Nonfiction. He is working on his first book, High-Risk Homosexual, a collection of autobiographical stories about the dangerous places queer people inhabit, and how we find our way out of them. Set everywhere from a gun range in Los Angeles, to a cockfighting ring in Nicaragua, and Pulse Nightclub, each story examines the intimate link between where we are, who we are, and what people think about us. His website is EdgarGomez.net and he is @highriskhomo across social.