Audrey Gutierrez is a Cuban-American writer from Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and received her bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College. Audrey has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa and English language in Baeza, Spain. In summer of 2022, she was an Alaska State Parks Artist-in-Residence. She is a finalist for the 2022 PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship and the Mary Blodgett Fiction Prize from the University of Iowa. Currently, she is finishing her gothic novel, The Fractures of Nos Castillo, about five sisters living on the edge of Cuba during the Revolution, as well as working on a collection of horror and sci-fi short stories called Tales from the Swamp. Her work has appeared in F(r)iction Literary Magazine, CALYX Press, Prometheus Dreaming, and Artslandia Magazine. A former Fir Acres Writing Workshop Resident Advisor, she’s teaching fiction and nonfiction this year in the English Department at Lewis & Clark.