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Jacqueline Doyle lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has published fiction and nonfiction in The Gettysburg Review, Phoebe, Post Road, Passages North, F(r)iction, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere. Her flash collection The Missing Girl won the 2016 Black River Chapbook Contest at Black Lawrence Press, and her flash “Zig Zag” won the 2017 “1000 Below” contest at Midway Journal, judged by Michael Martone. Her creative nonfiction has earned eight Notable Essay citations in Best American Essays. Find her online at and on twitter @doylejacq.