Molly Olguín holds a BA in English from Williams College and an MFA in Fiction from The Ohio State University. Born in San Pedro, California, she currently resides in the Twin Cities, where she teaches English and Creative Writing to high school students.

Her short stories have appeared in Redivider, Fugue, The Normal School, River Styx, Quarterly West, Betwixt, and others. She is a recipient of the 2018-19 Loft Mentor Series Fellowship. Her short story ” Captain America’s Missing Fingers” was a finalist for the 2017 F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition, and “Small Monuments” was a finalist for Fugue‘s 2016 prose contest. She was awarded the 2015 AWP Intro Awards Prize in Fiction for her short story “The Seven Deaths of The Family Contreras.”

She is currently at work on a short story collection, The Sea Gives Up The Dead, and a novel in progress, The Deathless Moon.

A photograph of Molly Olguín, a blue-haired woman wearing glasses and looking directly at the camera. She is wearing a pink cardigan.