Loria Mendoza is a Chicanx writer, curator, musician, and performance artist. She hails from Austin, Texas, where she learned to keep it weird. Seeking the constancy of the bizarre, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned their MFA in the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University. Their work has been published or is forthcoming in great weather for Media, Orca, The Acentos Review, Mobius, Subprimal, Fourteen Hills Magazine, Red Light Lit, The Walrus Literary Journal, and was an Honorable Mention for the Leo Litwak Award from Transfer Magazine. Their book, Life’s Too Short (Fourteen Hills Press, 2017) won the Michael Rubin Book Award. Their stories and poetry have been performed at Red Light Lit (San Francisco, Healdsburg, Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin), Austin Poetry Brothel, Bay Area Generations, Voz Sin Tinta, MFA Mixer 2.0, Velro, Oakland’s Beast Crawl and San Francisco’s Litquake. She lives in Austin again- she is still weird.