Gretchen Schrafft is a writer and educator based in Denver, CO. Her fiction, reportage, and reviews have appeared in Carve, Joyland, Hobart, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, San Francisco magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from Hawthornden Literary Retreat, the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and the Mineral School; scholarships from the Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference; and a residency from the Vermont Studio Center. A 2016 graduate of Oregon State University’s MFA program, Gretchen serves on New England Review’s editorial panel and is a first year doctoral student in creative writing at the University of Denver. She is at work on a short story collection and a novel.