Tim Hillegonds earned a Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing (MAWP) from DePaul University in Chicago. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in River Teeth, Brevity, the Brevity Blog, The Fourth River, the Ploughshares blog, Midway Journal, RHINO, Bluestem Magazine, and r.k.v.r.y. quarterly. Tim was awarded an Honorable Mention for nonfiction in the New Millennium Awards 36 presented by New Millennium Writings. He was also nominated for a 2015 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. He currently serves as a contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.