Crissy Van Meter is a writer in Los Angeles. She has an MFA from The New School. Her writing has appeared in VICE, Catapult, Guernica, ESPN, The Hairpin, Golly, VIDA, and Bustle. She teaches creative writing at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the founder of the literary project Five Quarterly, and the managing editor for Nouvella Books. Her debut novel Creatures is forthcoming from Algonquin Books.