Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature, an innovative digital publisher based in Brooklyn, and the Editor-in-Chief of its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. She is also the editor of Horse Girls, an anthology that reclaims and recasts the horse girl stereotype, forthcoming from Harper Perennial in 2021. Her own work has appeared in Amazon Original Stories, the Out There podcast, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, One Story, and elsewhere. Halimah is the co-chair of the Brooklyn Book Festival Fiction Committee and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and cat.