Mialise Carney is an MFA candidate in creative writing and publishing at California State University, Fresno. She is an editorial assistant and senior fiction editor at The Normal School and her writing has appeared in swamp pink, Booth, and Barren Magazine, among others. Her writing has been nominated for the Pushcart prize and twice awarded the Fresno Fiction Prize. In her spare time, she enjoys stealing antique silverware from museums and preparing her application to become a full-time hermit.