Jeff Martin holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, where he currently teaches courses in fiction writing and composition. His fiction has appeared in literary magazines and journals in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Australia. His story “Children, Go Where I Send You” won the Scott Turow Award for Fiction. His story “The Time for Nice is Gone” was runner-up for the Pearl Story Prize. Nominated for Harcourt’s Best New American Voices, he's at work on novel that deals with social work, autism, and family. Chapters of his novel-in-progress have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Pearl and Tears in the Fence (UK). He’s received honors for his teaching, including an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011. He serves as faculty mentor for Graduate Teaching Assistants.