Thea Prieto is the author of From the Caves, which won the 2019 Red Hen Press Novella Award (forthcoming in 2021). Her work has also appeared at Poets & WritersLongreads, New Orleans ReviewEntropyYalobusha Review, and The Masters Review, among other journals. She is a recipient of the Laurels Award Fellowship, and she was a finalist for the international Edwin L. Stockton, Jr. Award and Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers. She has edited for Counterpoint Press, Berkeley Fiction Review, and Portland Review, and she currently writes and edits for Propeller Magazine, The Gravity of the Thing, and Oregon Music News. She teaches creative writing and publishing at Portland State University, where she earned her MFA in creative writing.