Chandra Steele has twice had stories featured as Sunday Stories on Vol. 1 Brooklyn, paid homage to Haruki Murakami on the pages of The Molotov Cocktail, published in Newtown Literary, made it to be a finalist in L Magazine's Literary Upstart series, had a novel reach the semifinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and won the MTV Write Stuff competition. She’s drunk kvass and eaten Jesus Harvest Seeds and lived to tell people about it on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Rick Moody once said she wrote the best description of a racetrack he has ever read. She has never been to a racetrack. Find her on Twitter at @ChanSteele.