Cole Phillips is a writer living in Maine with his dogs, October and Smudge. He holds an MFA from New England College. His work has appeared in Fence, New World Writing, Juked, HAD, Post Road, Green Mountains Review, and elsewhere. His work has been longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions and the Reflex Press Novella Award, among others. He is the author of Standish Blue (Ghost City Press).