Julie Chen

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Julie Chen's fiction and personal essays have been published in Hobart, The Margins, X-R-A-Y, and CHEAP POP. She also writes poetry, and makes music under the name Slime Queen. She is a Fulbright Fellow and a graduate of Princeton University.


Cover Photo: On the left is an image of the cover of Anna Qu's book, "Made in China." The book cover is bright yellow and has a large pair of rusted metal scissors positioned to cut three threads. On the right is Anna Qu, a woman with chin-length dark hair looking to the left of the frame and smiling.
“My personal story needs to give way to something greater”: A Conversation with Anna Qu

“I don’t want the reader to walk away feeling the cruelties that have been inflicted on me; the stake isn’t my personal pain.”

Aug 04, 2021
Cover Photo: A photograph of an Italian piazza reflected in a large puddle of water.
What Does It Mean to Be “Made” Somewhere?

In Italy, I learned to stop searching for an authentic, fixed self, or an automatic kinship with the Chinese diasporic community—especially in a globalized world.

Jul 06, 2021