Chelsea Bieker

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Chelsea Bieker is from California's Central Valley.  She is the recipient of a 2018 Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, and the author of the forthcoming novel, GODSHOT, and a story collection, COWBOYS AND ANGELS. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Granta, McSweeney's Quarterly, Catapult, Joyland, The Cincinnati Review, The Normal School, No Tokens,  and others.  Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop.  Find her @chelseabieker and


Cover Photo: photo of the author as a child / courtesy of the author
Why We Must Believe Women: My Family’s Legacy of Violence and Murder

My aunt accused her husband of spousal rape. Less than a year after he was acquitted, he murdered her.

Nov 06, 2017