Michael Mau’s short fiction has appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Mount Hope, Firewords Quarterly, and other places (i.e. bathroom walls, church bus windows, and many slush piles). “An Open Letter to America From a Public School Teacher,” originally published in McSweeney’s, received national attention when it was picked up by several news outlets. It really pissed off his superintendent. His story “Little Bird” was selected by Lily Hoang as the winner of the 2014 Black Warrior Review Fiction Contest. “Best Launderette,” chosen by Pam Houston for Fifth Wednesday, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He received his MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio in central Kentucky where he writes, teaches, and shares custody of his twins with his very understanding ex-wife. Read his lesser work at PutAMustacheOnIt or StriprDreemz.