Nick Ostdick is a husband, runner, and writer currently residing in Rockford, Illinois. He holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Southern Illinois University and is the editor and co-editor of the anthologies Hair Lit, Vol. 1 and The Man Date: 15 Bromances. He’s the winner of the Viola Wendt Award for Fiction and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Annalemma Quarterly, Exit 7, The Emerson Review, Main Street Rag, Fiction Writers Review and elsewhere.