Gabrielle Bellot is a staff writer for Literary Hub. She grew up in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Guernica, Slate, Tin House, New York Magazine's The Cut, VICE, The Normal School, Huffington Post, Electric Literature, Lambda Literary, The Toast, TOR.com, the Caribbean Review of Books, Small Axe, Autostraddle, the blogs of Prairie Schooner and The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Poynter Fellowship from Yale and also holds a Legacy Fellowship from Florida State University. Bellot holds both an MFA and a PhD in Fiction from FSU. She is a board member of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. Her writing tends to focus on global literature, LGBTQIA identities, literary history, exile, the Caribbean broadly, and what it might mean--at least for the day you ask her--to navigate the world as a multiracial transgender woman of colour. Beyond that, she's also a self-confessed lover of astronomy, the ocean, Calvin and Hobbes, Hayao Miyazaki's films, Sonic the Hedgehog games, and much, much more. She is working on her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.