Gabe Bump is from South Shore, Chicago. His nonfiction and fiction has appeared in SLAM Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, Big Big Wednesday, The Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, whatahowler.com, and Ren Quarterly. He won Summer Literary Seminar's 2015 Flash Fiction prize and the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award in Fiction. Gabe received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.