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Virgie Townsend

Virgie Townsend (she/they) is the author of the fiction chapbook Because We Were Christian Girls (Black Lawrence Press, 2022). As a fiction writer, essayist, and reporter, her work has been featured in The New York TimesTin House OnlineWashington PostHarper’s BazaarVICE, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Jellyfish Review, among other publications. Virgie lives in Syracuse, New York, with her family. Find her online at virgietownsend.com.

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