Salvatore Pane was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is the author of two novels, Last Call in the City of Bridges and The Theory of Almost Everything, in addition to a nonfiction book about video games, Mega Man 3, published by Boss Fight Books. He is the writer/narrative designer of RetroMania Wrestling launching for Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One this July and has created many other video games. He serves as an Associate Professor of English and new media at the University of St. Thomas. He can be reached via Twitter.

His short fiction has been nominated or shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 [Very] Short Fictions. His chapbook, #KanyeWestSavedFromDrowning, was published by NAP Magazine. He won the 2010 Turow-Kinder Award in Fiction judged by Stewart O’ Nan, and his work has appeared in American Short Fiction, PasteHobart, PANK, New South, BOMB, The Rumpus, HTMLGIANT, The American Book Review, and many other venues. He is also the co-creator of the graphic novel, The Black List, published by Arcana Studios and the co-host of The Jabsteps, a podcast about the NBA.


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