Victoria Barrett's short stories have appeared in Colorado Review, Confrontation, The Massachusetts Review, and Puerto del Sol. She is the recipient of two Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Awards and two Summer Salary Grants from Ball State University. She earned an MFA in fiction writing from New Mexico State University in 2002. Victoria teaches at Ball State University and lives in Irvington, a neighborhood in Indianapolis where the streets are named after writers, with her husband, Andrew Scott, their two cats, and a dog named Mosley. A two-tone image of Washington Irving's floating head adorns the historic neighborhood sign on her front porch.

She has completed a novel, Four Points Gin, and is working on another, Ghost Road, about a family living in Indiana farm country in the late 1970s.

Victoria also serves as editor and publisher of Engine Books, a boutique fiction press, and as co-editor of Freight Stories. You can read about her editing work under the "editing" tab below or learn more at and


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