Allison Alsup holds an M.F.A. from Emerson College. For three years she taught various fiction workshops through the Loyola Writing Institute. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals. Her short story “Old Houses” was selected for the 2014 O. Henry Prize Stories (the story originally appeared in The New Orleans Review), and will also appear in the forthcoming college textbook, Arguing About Literature, 2nd Edition. Other fiction has won contests from New Millennium Writings, A Room of Her Own Foundation and Philadelphia Stories. Allison has been awarded writing residencies from the Aspen Writers Foundation and the Jentel Foundation. Her non-fiction appears in the 2015 Best Food Writing. She is a regular contributor to Edible New Orleans, writes occasionally on cocktails for The New Orleans Advocate and is a co-author of The French Quarter Drinking Companion: A Guide to Bars in America’s Most Eclectic Neighborhood.