Cecca Austin Ochoa is a fiction writer and essayist. She serves as Managing Editor for Apogee Journal. She co-founded, served as Editor and Contributing Writer for Art xx and Aorta magazines. Her writing has appeared in MAKE: A Literary Magazine, Nat. Brut, Kweli Journal and elsewhere; and is anthologized in Pariahs (SFA Press) and forthcoming in IMANIMAN (Aunt Lute Press). She is a 2014 Alumnus of Voices of Our Nation's Artists. In 2011, she received the Astraea Foundation’s Lesbian Writer’s Award.