Julia Chen

Julia Chen is a Chinese American writer and editor, born-and-raised in the Greater Los Angeles area. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews and holds a BA in English Literature from Boston University. She’s still aspiring to the Miyazaki heroine she knows she can be, which might explain why her first ever published piece was about (literal) toast.

Julia has received support for her work from Kundiman and Winter Tangerine. Her writing can be found in No Tender Fences: An Anthology of Immigrant & First-Generation American Poetry and Honey Literary. You can find her online at juliahchen.com and @passthejujubes on Instagram and Twitter.

Q&A with Aozora Brockman, author of "Light and Moon"

As a child I often felt that there was magic happening all around me, for it was magical to witness the way a seed I planted could grow into a sprawling summer squash plant blooming with yellow crooknecks, and for a summer sunrise to stain a puddle red-orange.