Tina Tocco is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has appeared in publications for adults and children, including New Ohio Review, River Styx, Potomac Review, Sou’wester, Italian Americana, Highlights, Cricket, and Humpty Dumpty. Tina has contributed to multiple anthologies, such as The Best Small Fictions 2019 and Flash Nonfiction Food (2020). She was a Reader-in-Residence for SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 72. Her short story "The Unknown Soldier" is pending publication in Haunted States of America, a middle-grade ghost story anthology (SCBWI-Henry Holt). Tina earned her MFA from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell, the college’s national literary journal.