Thomas P. Balázs teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. His fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He was awarded the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award for best short fiction, 2010. A recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and a Vermont Studio Center fellowship, his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New American Voices, and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award. His short story collection Omicron Ceti III, published by Aqueous Books, is now available.