Short stories by Julie Steinbacher

Jae is a writer and editor based in unceded Duwamish territory, as well as the Clarion West workshop coordinator. They are a graduate of North Carolina State University’s MFA program, and they attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2014. Their work appears in TerraformEscape Pod, and PodCastle. “Chimeras” was a Notable Storyfor The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, edited by John Joseph Adams and Karen Joy Fowler. Jae was a 2017-18 NC Arts Council fellow in literature.

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After a painful breakup that leaves you feeling incompetent, you opt for a chimera-transformative surgery that does exactly what the name implies: transforms you into a part-lion, part-goat, part-serpent creature. In a dystopian world that idealizes animal beauty over human beauty, you hope that the change will protect you from getting hurt again.