Tammy Delatorre writes essays, memoir, short stories and flash fiction. Her essays and stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Salon, xoJANE, The Rumpus, Vice, Role Reboot, Many Mountains Moving, The Nervous Breakdown, Cleaver Magazine, The Citron Review, Molotov Cocktail, and Perceptions: A Magazine of the Arts. Her essay, “Out of the Swollen Sea,” was selected by author Cheryl Strayed as winner of the 2015 Payton Prize, and her essay, “Diving Lessons,” was awarded the 2015 Payton Prize. She was also a finalist in the 2015 Dorothy Churchill Cappon Essay Award (part of the New Letters Literary Awards), a finalist in the 2012 William Richey Short Fiction Contest, winner of the 2008 River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest, and recognized in various other literary contests. Tammy obtained her MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her stories and essays can be found at her website tammydelatorre.com.