Laura Villareal is from a small town in Texas with more cows than people. She earned her MFA from Rutgers University-Newark. She’s currently an editorial intern at Sundress Publications and reader at Winter Tangerine. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Acentos Review, Apogee, The Boiler, Black Warrior Review, Breakwater Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Reservoir, and elsewhere. She has received scholarships Key West Literary Seminar and The Highlights Foundation.