JoAnna Novak is the Pushcart Prize-nominated author of Laps (forthcoming from Another New Calligraphy), an art book of short fictions, and Something Real (dancing girl press, 2011). She holds an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Washington University and an M.F.A. in poetry from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her writing has recently appeared in Guernica, Web Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, and Pank; new work is forthcoming in Hobart, Forklift Ohio, Heavy Feather Review, and Los Angeles Review, among others. She lives in Massachusetts, where she is working on a memoir.