Camille Acker was raised in Washington, DC.

She is the author of the short story collection, Training School for Negro Girls, published in October 2018 by The Feminist Press. She holds a B.A. in English from Howard University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University. Her work has received support from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Millay Colony for the Arts, Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA), the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, and Callaloo Writers Workshop. 

She co-edited Dismantle: An Anthology from the VONA/Voices Workshop. She has taught at New Mexico State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Chicago Writers Studio. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Electric Literature, Publishers Weekly, LitHub, VICE, and DAME Magazine, among others.

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