Emma Copley Eisenberg is a writer of fiction and nonfiction interested in queerness, violence, transformation, crime, having a body, and being alive. Her fiction, essays, and reportage have appeared in McSweeney’s, The Paris Review online, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, Guernica, AGNI, The Los Angeles Review of Books, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The New Republic, Pacific Standard, Slate, VICE, 100 Days in Appalachia, and others. She is the recipient of fellowships or awards from the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the Millay Colony for the Arts, & Lambda Literary and her short fiction has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and been distinguished three times over by the Best American Short Stories series. Her first book of nonfiction, The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, will be published by Hachette Books on 1/21/2020. She is a fiction editor for AGNI and lives in Philadelphia, where she directs Blue Stoop, a hub for the literary arts.