Karissa Chen is a writer of fiction and essays. Her works have appeared in numerous publications, including Gulf Coast, PEN America, Guernica, and Catapult. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan in 2015-2016, fellowships to several residencies including the Millay Colony and Kimmel Harding Nelson, and is a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, a Kundiman Fellow, and a VONA/Voices Fellow. She is currently editor-in-chief at Hyphen magazine, the fiction editor at The Rumpus, and a contributing editor at Catapult. She splits her time between New York and Taipei and is currently working on a novel.