Stephanie Mullings is a fiction writer from Chicago. She is a graduate of Boston University's Creative Writing MFA program, where she received the Leslie Epstein Global Fellowship. Stephanie is a winner of the 2021 First Pages Prize and a finalist of both the 2021 Arkansas International Emerging Writer's Prize and CRAFT's 2022 Short Fiction Prize. Presently, she is a doctoral student in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Boulevard, Catapult, Bat City Review, the Los Angeles Review, Wigleaf, and elsewhere.