Rita Chang-Eppig received her MFA in fiction from NYU. Her novel, Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea, about the infamous pirate queen of the South China Sea is forthcoming in 2023 from Bloomsbury. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, Clarkesworld, The Rumpus, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Best American Short Stories 2021, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Writers Grotto, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. She is represented by Michelle Brower at Trellis Literary Management.