Miranda Schmidt is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in TriQuarterly, The Collagist, Phoebe, Luna Station Quarterly, and other journals. Miranda grew up in the Midwest and now lives with her partner and two cats in Portland, Oregon where she edits the Sun Star Review and teaches at Portland Community College. A graduate of the University of Washington’s MFA program and a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow, Miranda is currently seeking representation/publication for her debut novel, Or Wanting To Be Known, a recent finalist for the Nilsen First Novel Prize. She is also at work on a project inspired by shapeshifting fairy tales.