Natalie Sypolt is a writer, teacher, and book reviewer who lives in West Virginia. She received an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University in 2005 and currently teaches writing at WVU. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Glimmer Train, r.kv.r.y, Kenyon Review Online, Willow Springs Review, The Queen City Review, Flashquake, Potomac Review, Oklahoma Review, and Kestrel. Natalie’s writing has received several awards, including the Glimmer Train New Writer award, the 2009 West Virginia Fiction Award from Shepherd University, judged by Silas House and the 2009 Betty Gabehart Prize sponsored by the Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference. Her stories have also been honored by writers Ann Pancake, Amy Greene, and Bobbie Ann Mason. Her story, “Love, Off to the Side” (published in Still: The Journal) was short listed for the 2010 Pushcart Prize. Natalie is also currently a Senior Editor on the Editorial Board of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers and co-hosts SummerBooks: A Literary Podcast.