Jude Ellison is a salt mine wrapped in a hoodie wrapped in a reusable coffee cozy. They hold a B.A. in Rhetoric/Creative Writing and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and a copy editing certificate from the University of Washington. Literary magazines that have published their work include Hayden's Ferry Review, Tarpaulin Sky, MAYDAY, and KYSO Flash. Jude lives in Seattle, where their hobbies include hooping, coloring, and being mad at the Pacific Ocean for being located between them and their Australian wife.