Jack King has been published in Barcelona Review, Cobalt, Sandpiper, Evening Street, Sanscrit, Sand Hill Review, Blue Lake Review, Litbreak, Five on the Fifth, Menacing Hedge, Forge, Oklahoma Review, Gemini, Epiphany, SENSIAC, ISSA, Info World and The Home of the Brave Anthology. His work in fiction has garnered him first-place finishes in the Maryland Writer’s Association’s Novel and Short Story Contests in 2006 and 2012, respectively. King was also awarded third place in the 2014 Sand Hills Writer’s Series short fiction contest, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He served as a resident reader for Carve from 2011-2016, and assisted in the yearly short story contest. Jack has attended AWP, the Tinker Mountain Writer’s Workshop, and the Maryland Writer’s Association Conference, and received his MFA from Queen’s University. He has over twenty-five years experience in the IT industry and has done everything from designing and building data centers to developing software to train artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. He is a baker and a cook and strongly believes that no one should trust a skinny chef. When not writing, you can find often find him stress baking.