Elaine Barnard's plays and stories have won awards and been published in numerous literary journals such as Zimbell House, Lowestoft Chronicle, Red Fez, Apple Valley, Anak Sastra and many others. She has been a finalist for Glimmer Train and Best of the Net. Recently, she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fiction. The collection of stories from her travels in Asia is forthcoming from New Meridian Arts. She received her BA from the University of Washington, Seattle and her MFA from the University of California, Irvine.