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 short story collection, Training School for Negro Girls, was published by The Feminist Press in October 2018. Her writing has also appeared in Electric Literature, Publishers Weekly, Splinter, VICE, DAME Magazine, Fandor, and NewCity, among others. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction for the Creative Writing program at New Mexico State University.