A former scientist and 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow, Naseem Jamnia is an MFA fiction graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. They've written for The Rumpus, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, and other sites, and they're the co-author of Positive Interactions with At-Risk Children (Routledge, 2019). Their debut novella, THE BRUISING OF QILWA, comes out August 2022 (Tachyon Publications). You can follow their misadventures on Twitter or Instagram and find out more on their website.