Brandon Taylor is the associate editor of Electric Literature's Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Literary Hub. His writing has received fellowships from Lambda Literary, Kimbilio Fiction, and the Tin House Summer Writer's workshop. His stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming at Literary Hub, Catapult, Gulf Coast, Little Fiction, Amazon's Day One, Out Magazine online, Necessary Fiction, Joyland, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Iowa City, where he is a student at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in fiction.