Lynne Barrett is the award-winning author of the story collections The Secret Names of Women, The Land of Go, and, most recently, Magpies, which received the Florida Book Awards Gold Medal for General Fiction. What Editors Want: A Must Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines is forthcoming from Rain Chain Press. Her work has appeared in Fifteen Views of Miami, Trouble in the Heartland, The Southern Women’s Review, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Blue Christmas, and many other anthologies and journals. She has received the Edgar Award for best mystery story, and fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.