Chelsea Bieker’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Granta, McSweeney’s QuarterlyCatapult, Joyland, The Cincinnati Review, The Normal School, No Tokens, Cosmonauts Avenue, Portland Monthly, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, and others. She holds a BS in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University. Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop. She is at work on a novel and collection of stories set in California’s Central Valley, where she is from.

Currently she lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and children where she teaches writing and works as a professional online dating profile writer. 


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