Tara Laskowski has been editor at SmokeLong Quarterly since 2010. She is the author of the short story collection Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons (Matter Press 2012). She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. She was the 2009 Kathy Fish Fellow at SmokeLong Quarterly. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in several places, most recently Barrelhouse, Mid-American Review, The Collagist, and FRiGG. She was the 2010 winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project's literary awards series for her short story collection Black Diamond City. Tara lives and works in a suburb of Washington, D.C.