In the May, 2004 issue of Elle Magazine, Sandra J. Chu reviews Alice Walker's new book “Now is the Time to Open Your Heart” in her role as a fiction juror for Elle's Reader's Prize. This is the second time Chu has served as a juror since 2002 and the second time Elle has chosen her review for publication.
Chu also comments on monthly winner Catherine Texier's “Victorine” and runner-up's Jim Harrison's “True North” on the on-line version of the magazine.
Chu is in her second year of leadership of the Heron Crew. A published poet and former high school English teacher, Chu has also taught creative writing at New York University.