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 her MFA in the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University. Her work has been published in 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. Her book, Life’s Too Short (Fourteen Hills Press, 2017) won the Michael Rubin Book Award. Her stories and poetry have been performed at Red Light Lit (San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin), 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.