Jen Julian is a writer, dabbling illustrator, and fiction editor of storySouth. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and an MFA in Fiction from UNC Greensboro. Her debut short story collection, Earthly Delights and Other Apocalypses, was the winner of Press 53’s 2018 Fiction Prize and published in the same year. Recent fiction and essays have appeared in or are upcoming in Bourbon Penn, Third Coast Magazine, HOOT Review, Wigleaf, Milk Candy Review, X-R-A-Y, Okay Donkey, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Jellyfish Review, among other places. She is a 2016 Clarion alumna, fond of sci-fi and fairy tales, ambient music, true crime, orchids, and listening to you tell your ghost stories. Originally from North Carolina, she and her fluffy ginger cat currently live in Georgia, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Young Harris College.