Tanya Rey is a queer Cuban-American writer born and raised in Miami. A winner of the 2021 Georgia Review SoPoCo Emerging Writer Fellowship, her writing has appeared in Guernica, Granta, The Sun, Roads & Kingdoms, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Catapult, among others. She holds an MFA degree in fiction from New York University and has received fellowships from MacDowell, Monson Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, Hedgebrook, UCross, and others. An early draft of her novel in progress was selected as a semifinalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship; excerpts appear in Guernica as well as in this issue of The Georgia Review. She lives in Oakland, California.