Chelsea Bieker is from California’s Central Valley. She is the recipient of a 2018 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the author of two forthcoming books, the novel GODSHOT (2020) and the story collection, COWBOYS AND ANGELS (2021). Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Granta, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Catapult, Joyland, The Cincinnati Review, The Normal School, No Tokens, Cosmonauts Avenue, and others. Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop. She holds a BS in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University. Currently she lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children where she teaches writing and freelances as a professional online dating profile writer. She is currently at work on a nonfiction book and a second novel.
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