Richard Chwedyk won a Nebula Award for his novella, "Bronte's Egg" in 2003. He has also been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Rhysling Award and shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. His fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies and journals, including Nebula Awards Showcase 2004, Year’s Best SF 7, Tales From the Red Lion, Visual Journeys, Hell in the Heartland, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Amazing Stories and Space and Time. His poetry has appeared in Year's Best SF 8, Strange Horizons, Tales of the Unanticipated, Snow Monkey and 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin. A lifelong Chicagoan, Chwedyk received his undergraduate degree from Columbia in 1979 and appeared in the first three volumes of Hair Trigger as well as the first edition of The Best of Hair Trigger. He received an M.A. in in English from Northwestern University in 1988. He has led or moderated numerous writing workshops since 1991, taught Freshman Rhetoric/Composition and Short Story Writing for several area community colleges. He is at work on a number of upcoming projects. Most recently, his article "What We Teach When We Teach Science Fiction Writing" appeared in the magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the SFWA Bulletin. He has recently started a blog, Critinomicon. Chwedyk is married to poet and Columbia alum Pamela Miller.