Victoria Barrett's short stories have appeared in Colorado Review, Confrontation, The Massachusetts Review, and Puerto del Sol. Her essays, humor writing, political articles, and criticism have appeared in Salon and Maximum Middle Age. She earned an MFA in fiction writing from New Mexico State University in 2002. Victoria lives and writes in the Herron-Morton historic neighborhood of Indianapolis.

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 a freelance editor and writing coach. You can read about her editing work under the "editing" tab below or learn more at


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