Anne Elliott’s novella, The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, was released from Ploughshares Solos in Fall 2014. She was the winner of the 2012 Normal Prize for short fiction, and the 2013 Table 4 Writer’s Foundation grant. Her stories can be seen in Crab Orchard Review, Witness, Hobart, FRiGG, JMWW, Bellevue Literary Review, Fugue, Opium, Pindeldyboz, The Normal School, and others. She has been a fiction fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a listed notable in Best American Nonrequired Reading. Elliott is a veteran of the New York spoken word circuit, with stage credits including The Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center, PS122, and St. Mark's Poetry Project. She earned an MFA in visual art from University of California, San Diego, and lives in Southern Maine with 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 1 husband.