jj peña (pronouns he/they) is a queer, burrito-blooded writer. JJ is the winner of blue earth review's 2019 flash fiction contest, cutbank's 2019 big sky, small prose contest, & mythic picnic's 2020 postcard prize. JJ's work is included in the Best Microfiction 2020 anthology & Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions (2020). JJ is a 2021 Periplus fellow, holds a BA in both English and Anthropology, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. JJ's stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Washington Square Review, Cincinnati Review, Massachusetts Review, & elsewhere. JJ serves as a flash fiction reader for Split Lip magazine