Nathan Alling Long grew up in a log cabin in Western Maryland. He has been a seven time finalist for the Glimmer Train Very Short Story award and won a Truman Capote Trust Fellowship and Virginia Commission of the Arts grant. His stories have appeared in various anthologies and journals, most recently, in Salt Hill, Tin House, Wilde Magazine and Crab Orchard Review. He lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Richard Stockton College in NJ.