Allissa Hertz is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at Regis University. She received a BFA in Creative Writing and BA in Speech-Theater from Arkansas Tech University. She was the Fall 2013 Editor of Nebo: A Literary Magazine, which won third place in the Magazine Cover Design category at the Arkansas College Media Association Convention in 2010. She was also warded Writer of the Year Second Runner-Up at the 2010 A.S.P.A convention, and the First Runner-Up at the Arkansas State Finals of Poetry Out Loud in 2010. Her works appear in Progenitor, Literary Review-East, Penultimate Peanut Magazine, Caffein8ed Review, Black Couch Literary Magazine, and a self-published chapbook titled An Oak, a Joke.