Molia Dumbleton holds a BA from Oberlin, an MA from Rice, and an MA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University, where she received the Distinguished Thesis Award for Fiction and was nominated for Best New American Voices. Her fiction has appeared in New England Review; The Kenyon Review Online; Witness; Hobart; Brain, Child; and others. Her story, "The Way We Carried Ourselves," was awarded the 2013 Sean O'Faolain Short Story Prize and nominated for a Pushcart. Her story, "Peleliu," won first prize at the 2015 Dromineer Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition. She has been teaching Creative Writing at SNL since 2003.