Manuel (Manny) Martinez: I earned my MFA from the University of Florida where I worked with Padgett Powell and Harry Crews. I received the 1994 Hurston/Wright Award for college writers, and from 2012-2013 I was an Emerging Writers Fellow at The Center for Fiction in New York. My stories have appeared in Blackbird, The Quarterly, The Sun, Hotel Amerika, The Carolina Quarterly and other publications. The opening chapter of my novel in progress, Miami Don’t Know, was published in African-American Review in 2016, and received special mention in Pushcart 2018. I teach English and writing at Queensborough Community College.