Molly Reid’s debut collection of stories, The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary, won the seventh annual BOA Short Fiction Prize and was published by BOA Editions in May of 2019. The collection was longlisted for the Story Prize and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. Of this collection, James Wood wrote, “Inventive, adventurous, brilliant—dryly witty but often moving—Molly Reid, with this collection, confirms her great early promise, and emerges as one of the rising stars of the American story, long and short.” Molly Reid’s stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appeared in TriQuarterly, Witness, Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, Crazyhorse, Florida Review, Gulf Coast, and Indiana Review, among others. Her short-short story “Not That I Care” won NPR’s inaugural Three-Minute Fiction contest, and other stories of hers have won or been placed in contests held by the Pinch, the Masters Review, Fractured Lit, and Quarter After Eight. Her nonfiction has appeared online at Ploughshares, Lit Hub, and the Cincinnati Review. She has received fellowship and residency support from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hambidge, PLAYA, the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Anderson Center, the Ucross Foundation, I-Park, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received her PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati, and she currently teaches creative writing at Portland State University and for Eastern Oregon University’s low-res MFA program.