I'm trying to get a short story published, and although some magazines don't ask for a biography, quite a few do. There's definitely an emphasis on telling them about your publishing history, but I'm not sure what to say if I haven't been published yet - it seems like kind of a Catch-22, where you have to have something published previously to get a chance to get something published. Most of what I write is speculative fiction, so I think the biggest thing I should mention in a bio is that I'm working on a graduate degree in science (specifically bioinformatics). Besides that, I'd like to emphasize my personality. This is what I've got so far: "[My name] functions on a diet of pure caffeine, and, between bouts of writing fiction, is attempting to explain the mysteries of high substitution rates in the vicinity of low-complexity protein-coding regions of DNA." A good start? Terrible? Any suggestions are appreciated.