Jen Julian is a writer, dabbling illustrator, and transient North Carolinian. 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 HOOT Review, Wigleaf, Milk Candy Review, X-R-A-Y, Okay Donkey, SmokeLong Quarterly, Jellyfish Review, JuxtaProse, and TriQuarterly, 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. She and her fluffy ginger cat currently live in the mountains of northern Georgia, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Young Harris College.