Christine Lee Zilka is the editor-at-large at Kartika Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals and anthologies such as ZYZZYVA, Verbsap, Yomimono, and Men Undressed: Women Authors Write About Male Sexual Experience. She was awarded a residency at Hedgebrook, placed as a finalist in Poets and Writers Magazine's Writers Exchange Contest in 2007, and received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's Fiction Open in 2009. She earned her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. In addition to writing short stories, she has a novel in progress.