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Libby Flores was chosen as one of eight writers in the United States to receive the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2008. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in American Short Fiction, The Rattling Wall, Post Road Magazine, FLASH: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Bridge Eight, Tin House/ Open Bar, Coda Quarterly, The Guardian Books and Paper Darts. Her short story "The Table," published by The Rattling Wall, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012.  She teaches creative writing workshops at San Diego Writer's Ink and PEN Center USA. Libby was selected as a semi-finalist in the American Short Fiction Short(er) Contest judged by Stuart Dybek. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Story Contest and a finalist Gigantic Sequins 4th Annual Flash Fiction Contest.  She was selected as Bennington Writing Seminars first  Fiction Fellow in 2017. She is the Director of Literary Programs at PEN Center USA. Libby holds an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She lives in Los Angeles, but will always be a Texan.