Chin-Sun Lee

Chin-Sun Lee is the author of the debut novel Upcountry (Unnamed Press 2023), listed in Publishers Weekly’s Big Indie Books of Fall 2023 and Debutiful’s Most Anticipated Debut Books of 2023. She’s also a contributor to Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing 2023) and the New York Times bestselling anthology Women in Clothes (Blue Rider Press/Penguin 2014). Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Literary Hub, The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, Joyland, and The Believer Logger, among other publications. She has worked as an educator and moderator for Academic Coaching & Writing, and as a developmental editor for The Reading List Editorial. Learn more about her at

Student Feedback for Chin-Sun

I had such an incredible experience participating in this course with instructor, Chin-Sun Lee. She is a kind, attentive, and thoughtful facilitator who truly seems to care about each and every one of her students and their writing paths. I’ve had a lot of bad experiences that have kept me from wanting to pursue a writing career, but with Chin-Sun, I felt more empowered and connected to my work. Thanks so much for offering such a great course! Alexandra Yeboah