Sheldon Costa is a writer originally from Post Falls, Idaho. His fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Conjunctions, The Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, The Pinch, Strange Horizons, and The Adroit Journal, among others. He is a winner of the AWP Intro Journal Project, the 2018 Helen Earnhart Harley Creative Writing Fellowship Award, and the Cream City Review's 2019 Summer Prize in Fiction, judged by Ramona Ausubel. His work has been selected as a runner-up in both the Pinch Literary Awards and the Masters Review's Short Story Award for New Writers, and nominated for a pushcart. He is currently an MFA candidate in fiction at Ohio State University, and is working on a collection of stories and a novel.