Tia Clark is from Weschester County, NY. They received BAs in Sociology & English from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and an MFA in fiction from Indiana University in Bloomington. They were the recipient of a "Writer in the World" fellowship in Nepal, a Ross Lockridge Jr. Award in Fiction, a Newport News Public Library short story award, and a Mitchell Adelmann award in Fiction. They have received support and fellowships from the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Lambda Literary Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.  Their fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, The Offing, Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere.