Gina Chung

Gina Chung is a Brooklyn-based Korean American writer and MFA fiction candidate at the New School. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Catapult, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, F(r)iction, Fugue, Wigleaf, Waxwing, Split Lip Magazine, Jellyfish Review, VIDA Review, and LIT Magazine, and her stories have been recognized by the Black Warrior Review Contest, the Los Angeles Review Literary Awards, the CRAFT Elements Contest, and the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest, as well as being named Longform Fiction Pick of the Week. Find her at

May/June 2021

Human Hearts

By Gina Chung

Mother has always called me weak. I am too soft-hearted, she says, to be a real kumiho. “You must take after your father in that way, Okja,” she says, teeth […]