Stephanie Allen’s short story collection, A Place between Stations, was a finalist for the 2001 AWP Award Series in Short Fiction and the 2004 Hurston-Wright Legacy Award in Debut Fiction. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Massachusetts Review, Crab Orchard Review, Water-Stone and Connecticut Review and in the anthology Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington Area Women. She is the recipient of the Dorothy Clay Norton Fellowship from the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts as well as grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Prince George’s (MD) Arts Council. In 2007, she took part in the PEN/Faulkner Writers-in-Schools program in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.