Carissa Halston is a fiction writer of Syrian, Mvskoke (Muscogee), and European heritage. Pronouns do not determine her gender. She currently lives on occupied land that was taken from the Kanien’kehá:ka people.

Halston is the recipient of a Holmes Memorial Award and a Willow Springs Fiction Prize, and her stories have been published most recently in The Massachusetts Review, Mizna, and The Normal School, among others. She’s also received honors and grants from The Cincinnati Review, The Writers’ Room of Boston, The Wesleyan Writers Conference, and elsewhere.

She has worked as an editor and a publisher, but for now, she’s a reader and a writer. Find her on Twitter.