Rob Costello (he/him) writes fiction for and about queer youth. He holds an MFA in Writing from the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. An alumnus of the Millay Colony for the Arts and the New York State Summer Writers Institute, his short fiction has appeared in Hunger Mountain, Stone Canoe, Eclectica, and Narrative, and is forthcoming in Rural Voices: YA Stories of Growing Up in Remote Communities (Candlewick, Fall 2020). He’s been on the faculty of the Whole Novel Workshop at the Highlights Foundation since 2014 and lives with his husband in upstate NY. He is represented by Marie Lamba at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency: www.jdlit.com.