Rowan Beaird is a fiction writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review OnlinePuerto del Sol and The American Literary Review, among others. She is the recipient of the Ploughshares Emerging Writer Award for "Perennial," which appeared in their Winter 2018 issue. Her story, “Cassiopeia,” which appeared in Little Fiction, was nominated for a Pushcart. She received her B.A. from Kenyon College, and currently works in the nonprofit field in Chicago.