Thomas P. Balázs is the author of the short story collection Omicron Ceti III (Aqueous Books, 2012). His fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including The North American Review, The Southern Humanities Review, and The Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology. He has stories forthcoming in Masque and Spectacle and Prick of the Spindle. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New American Voices, and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award. He was awarded the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award for best short fiction in 2010. He teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.