Cleo Qian (she/her) is a queer fiction writer and poet from California. She received her MFA from NYU. Her work has appeared in over 20 outlets; was a winner of the Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Competition; has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, twice longlisted for the DISQUIET Prize, and supported by Sundress Academy for the Arts. By day, she works at a nonprofit. She currently splits her time between Chicago and New York. Her debut short story collection, LET’S GO LET’S GO LET’S, GO, was a TIME Best Book of 2023 and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence.