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Photo by Vanessa Acosta. 

Melissa Ximena Golebiowski is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the National Assigning Editor for Literary Hub. Originally from NJ but the child of immigrants from different countries respectively, her mixed culture can often be found in her writing. Melissa is currently at work on a short story collection which explores the connection between intimacy and grief and how each manifests in both familial and romantic relationships. The collection will be illustrated by surrealist artist and sculptor, Jim McKenzie.