Colleen O’Brien’s first story collection is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in Spring 2022. Her short fiction and poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Fence, Kenyon Review Online, The Antioch Review, Denver QuarterlyWest Branch, and other journals. Her story “Charlie” won a Pushcart Prize and was included in Pushcart XLV: The Best of the Small Press 2021. Spool in the Maze, her chapbook, won the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press contest.