Tess Allard is a writer, filmmaker and photographer living in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds a BA in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and also attended the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, Pleiades, Black Warrior Review, and Electric Literature's Recommended Reading. Her short story, "The World Holds What It Remembers Most," was selected as the fiction winner in Black Warrior Review's 2017 contest. Her films have screened throughout the city and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, and were included in the Three Rivers Film Festival in 2008, 2009, and 2010. She is interested in outdated analog technology such as Super 8, Polaroid film and the Fisher Price Pixelvision, and how the aesthetics of these mediums interact with memory and nostalgia.