Jen Companik holds an M.A. from Northwestern University and is a fiction editor at TriQuarterly. Her debut collection of short fiction Check Engine and Other Stories was featured on CLMP’s “Reading List for National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021”. Some of her other accomplishments include: first prize, The Ledge’s 2014 Fiction Awards; a Pushcart Prize nomination from Border Crossing; and writing appearing in: The Evansville Review; The London Reader; The Northern Virginia Review; and Another Chicago Magazine. By reading her work you are participating in one of her wildest dreams.