Cathy Mellett received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has published more than two dozen stories in literary magazines like Rumpus Original Fiction, The Yale Review, The Literary Review, Confrontation, Atlas + Alice, and others. She recently completed a memoir, Confessions of a Part-Time Daughter, that she hopes to find a home for soon. Her story “A Man of Few Words” was fifth runner-up in the 2020 Great American Fiction Contest. For more, visit

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