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 novel. Her fiction has been published in (b)OINKCheap 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.