Lynne Nugent works as managing editor of The Iowa Review. Her personal essays have appeared in the North American Review, Brevity, the New York Times, Full Grown People, Mutha MagazineHippocampus Magazine, and elsewhere. Her essay “The Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card” was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016, and her essay “My Grief Is a Student of the Humanities” was runner-up for Mid-American Review‘s Fineline prize.