Matt Mendez

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Matt Mendez is the author of Twitching Heart.

His stories have appeared in Alligator Juniper, Cutthroat, Huizache, PALABRA, PANK, The Literary Review and other journals. He writes regular reviews for the El Paso Times.

He was the winner of Alligator Juniper’s National Fiction Contest, a finalist for The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction and the Charles Angoff Award, and a is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

His second book, When We Were Fearless, is set to be published in 2018 by Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Atheneum Books.