Camille Acker grew up in Washington, DC. She holds a B.A. in English from Howard University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University. Her writing has received support from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Voices of Our Nations Arts, and Millay Colony for the Arts, among others. She was a fiction co-editor for Dismantle: An Anthology from the VONA/Voices Workshop (Thread Makes Blanket Press 2014). Her writing has appeared in a number of outlets including The New York Times Book Review, LitHub, Publishers Weekly, Electric Literature, VICE, and DAME Magazine. She currently lives in Philadelphia.