Karissa Chen

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Karissa Chen's fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Gulf Coast, PEN America, Guernica, and Longreads. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan in 2015-16 and received a 2019 Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, and  is a proud Fellow of both Kundiman and VONA/Voices. She currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief at Hyphen, Fiction Editor at the Rumpus, and a Contributing Fiction Editor at Catapult. She is working on a novel.

Stories

Cover Photo: Photographs by NASA and Navid Golpour | Photo illustration by Matt Ortile
How Did I Get to Thirty-Five Without Really Understanding My Reproductive System?

I wanted to know more about my fertility because I thought it might help me prepare for a someday I wasn’t willing to give up on.

Mar 18, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by rawpixel
Thinking About My Future and My Fertility at Thirty-Six (and Eight Months)

The desire to be a mother is now something that lingers inside of me, an omnipresent hunger.

Feb 19, 2019
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Museum For Women Who Did Not Appear

“There is a difference between a choice and a wish. We were never asked what we wished for.”

Jun 02, 2017