Chelsea Voulgares grew up in a football town in Ohio, trapping lightning bugs, watching bad horror movies, and singing in the show choir. Now she lives in the Chicago suburbs, where she is working on a collection of short stories and a comic literary novel. Her fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Passages North, Cheap Pop, Midwestern Gothic, Jellyfish Review, The Nottingham Review, and Literary Orphans, and has been recognized with grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council. She was the Runner-Up for the Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest for her flash fiction manuscript The Drop, and is the editor of the online literary journal Lost Balloon.
My story “Volcano” has been published in Jellyfish Review. This story, about bad boyfriends and miracle pills, is one of my favorite things that I’ve written, so I’m so glad it had such a great home. You can read it here.