Zachary Tyler Vickers is the author of the short story collection Congratulations on Your Martyrdom! His fiction has won numerous awards, like the Kurt Vonnegut Prize, and has appeared in many prominent journals. His original television series pilot won Grand Prize at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival and has also garnered recognition from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He holds two MFAs: one from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where he was the Provost’s Fellow, and another in screenwriting and animation from Temple University. You can read other stories, view visual work, and learn more at

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