Clifford Garstang holds a J.D. and an M.A. in English from Indiana University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Queens University of Charlotte. His work has appeared in Shenandoah, The Baltimore Review, Potomac Review, and elsewhere. He was a 2006 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference and has been a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His story "Nanking Mansion" won the 2007 GSU Review Fiction Contest and his work has been selected for notable mention in the Best American series.