Dallas Woodburn, a recent Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, published her first book (a collection of stories and poems titled There’s a HUGE Pimple On My Nose!) when she was ten years old. Since then, her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of publications including Zyzzyva, Prism Review, Fourth River, The Nashville Review, The Los Angeles Times, North Dakota Quarterly, and Monkeybicycle, among many others. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she won second place in the American Fiction Prize and her work appears in American Fiction Volume 13: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by American Writers (New Rivers Press). Dallas is the founder of Write On! For Literacy, an organization that empowers young people through reading and writing endeavors, and the indie publishing company Write On! Books: writeonbooks.org. She also blogs frequently at daybydaymasterpiece.com and dallaswoodburn.blogspot.com.