Carmelinda Scian obtained a BA and an English MA from the University of Toronto while working and owning her own beauty salon. She ventured into creative-writing about eight years ago. She won the Malahat’s Review, Open Seasons Award in 2013, was long-listed for The Fiddlehead Short-Fiction contest in 2018, won first prize in the Toronto Star short story contest (2015), was Runner-up in the University of Toronto Short Story Contest. Her story, “Yellow Watch” was nominated for the 2018 Journey Prize. She had the honor of being Final Judge for the 2018 Malahat Review’s Open Season Award. She won a scholarship toward the “Writing the Luso Experience” workshop, 2019, and is presently a reader for the Fiddlehead International Literary Journal. Her stories have appeared in Malahat, the Fiddlehead, and Litro, and are forthcoming in Prairie Fire and Belletrist. She has just completed her first collection of related short-stories.