Gina Chung is a Korean American writer. Born in Queens and raised in New Jersey, she is now based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the communications manager at PEN America and an MFA candidate in fiction at The New School. She holds a BA in literary studies from Williams College. She is an alumnus of several workshops and/or craft intensives, including the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Sevilla Writers House, The Center for Fiction, Kweli, and Tin House.
Her work appears or is forthcoming in F(r)iction, Wigleaf, Waxwing, Split Lip Magazine, Jellyfish Review, the VIDA Review, and LIT Magazine. "Green Frog," her short story in Split Lip Magazine, was a Longform Fiction Pick of the Week, and her short story "The Love Song of the Mexican Free-Tailed Bat," which is forthcoming in F(r)iction, was a finalist in the 2020 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest, judged by Kirstin Valdez Quade.
She is currently working on a collection of short stories about family, memory, and myths and a novel about climate change, sea creatures, and loss.