Miciah Bay Gault is the author of the novel Goodnight Stranger, which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. It was also a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and a First Fictions feature in Poets & Writers. The New York Times praised Miciah’s “Poe-powered toolkit.” Miciah’s fiction and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Sun, The Southern Review, Agni, LitHub, Electric Literature, Salon, The Harvard Review, Poets & Writers, The Literary Review, and The New York Times’ Modern Love column. Miciah is coordinator of the Vermont Book Award and faculty in the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She served as editor of Hunger Mountain for nine years. She has an MFA from Syracuse University. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont.