Christine Rice's novel-in-stories was recently shortlisted in the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Detroit's Metro Times and Metro Parent, The Good Men Project, The Urbaness.com, CellStories.net, F Magazine, and her radio essays have been produced by WBEZ Chicago. She's a Chicago Now blogger at www.chicagonow.com/what-would-royko-do/ and the editor of www.Hypertextmag.com. Since 2001, Christine has edited the Department of Creative Writing's award-winning publication Hair Trigger. She also chairs the national Young Authors Writing Competition for high school writers.