Emerging Voices Publishing Credits

Emerging Voices Alumni, totaling 146 writers to date, continue to make their mark in the literary world. Below is a sampling of where their work has appeared, honors they have received, and events/venues where they have read or had their work performed.



  • Pheus & Eury (Forthcoming, Bloomsbury YA, 2020) by Lilliam Rivera
  • Any Day with You (Penguin Random House, 2020) by Mae Respicio
  • Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2020) by Lilliam Rivera
  • Prayer Closet (WestBow Press, 2019) by Oktavi Allison
  • Black Indian (Forthcoming, Wayne State University Press, 2019) by Shonda Buchanan
  • The Other House (The Accomplices, 2019) by Rocío Carlos
  • Home Is A Stranger (Forthcoming, Amberjack, 2019) by Parnaz Foroutan
  • Dealing in Dreams (Simon & Schuster, 2019) by Lilliam Rivera
  • My Gothic Romance (Finishing Line Press, 2019) by Mehnaz Sahibzada
  • Orange Lady (World Stage Press, 2018) by Erika Ayón
  • Attendance (The Operating System, 2018) by Rocío Carlos and Rachel McLeod Kaminer
  • Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing and Creating Comics (Cognella, 2018) by Rachelle Cruz
  • A Dream Called Home (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2018) by Reyna Grande
  • Meet Behind Mars (Wayne State University Press, 2018) by Renee Simms
  • Tonight I’m Someone Else (Henry Holt, 2018) by Chelsea Hodson
  • God’s Will for Monsters (Inlandia, 2017) by Rachelle Cruz
  • Swimming in Hong Kong (Lynx House Press, 2017) by Stephanie Han
  • A Summer’s Lynching (Quarterly West, 2017) by Juan Carlos Reyes
  • The Education of Margot Sanchez (Simon & Schuster, 2017) by Lilliam Rivera
  • Primates from an Archipelago: Poems (Rabbit Fool Press, 2017) by Irene Suico Soriano
  • A Stitch of Time: Portrait of a Mind in Construction (Simon & Schuster, 2016) by Lauren Marks
  • Grace (Counterpoint Press, 2016) by Natashia Deón
  • Alibi Creek (Torrey House Press, 2016) by Bev Magennis
  • Glass Shatters (She Writes Press, 2016) by Michelle Meyers
  • Summer Forgets to Wear a Petticoat (Finishing Line Press, 2016) by Mehnaz Sahibzada
  • The Girl from the Garden (Ecco, 2015) by Parnaz Foroutan
  • Politically Homeless: A Five-year Odyssey across Three Continents (AuthorHouse, 2015) by Mary Terzian
  • After (World Stage Press, 2015) by Carolina Rivera
  • Oh, You Pretty Things (Dutton, 2015) by Shanna Mahin
  • Ruby (Hogarth, 2014) by Cynthia Bond
  • Pity the Animal (Future Tense Books, 2014) by Chelsea Hodson
  • Black Raising Cane Over Red (Glover Lane Press, 2014) by Jawanza Dumisani
  • When She Was Gone (Gallery Books, 2013) by Gwendolen Gross
  • Midnight Rumba (CreateSpace, 2013) by Eduardo Santiago
  • The Distance Between Us: A Memoir (Atria Espanol, 2012; Washington Square Press, 2013) by Reyna Grande
  • Tongue-tied: A Memoir in Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2012) by Mehnaz Sahibzada
  • How Fire Is A Story, Waiting (Tia Chucha Press, 2012) by Melinda Palacio
  • Self Portrait as Rumor and Blood (Dancing Girl Press, 2011) by Rachelle Cruz
  • The Orphan Sister (Gallery, 2011) by Gwendolen Gross
  • Ocotillo Dreams (Arizona State University Bilingual Press, 2011) by Melinda Palacio
  • Bitter Melon (EgmontUSA, 2010) by Cara Chow
  • Swagger is a Woman (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) by Cassandra Love
  • Folsom Lockdown (Kulupi Press, 2010) by Melinda Palacio
  • The Night Counter (Crown/Random House, 2010) by Alia Yunis
  • Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009) by Reyna Grande
  • The Art of Exile (Bilingual Review Press, 2009) William Archila
  • Talking to the Moon (Carroll & Graf, 2007) by Noel Alumit
  • The Other Mother (Crown, 2007) by Gwendolen Gross
  • Filipinos in Los Angeles (Arcadia, 2007) by Mae Respicio
  • Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria; Washington Square Press, 2007) by Reyna Grande
  • The Insufficiency of Maps (Atria, 2006) by Nora Pierce
  • Tomorrow They Will Kiss (Back Bay Books, 2006) by Eduardo Santiago
  • Seeing Emily (Harry N. Adams, 2005) by Joyce Lee Wong
  • The Immigrants’ Daughter: A Private Battle to Earn the Right to Self-actualization (Booklocker, 2005) by Mary Terzian
  • Library of Author Biographies: Karen Hesse (Rosen Pub Group, 2005) by Nzingha Clark
  • Maps of City & Body: Shedding Light on the Performance of Denise Uyehara (Kaya Press, 2004) by Denise Uyehara
  • My Sweet Unconditional (Tia Chucha Press, 2004) by Ariel Robello
  • Stoetry (FarStarFire Press, 2003) by Jawanza Dumisani
  • Selah’s Bed (Free Press, 2003)by Jenoyne Adams
  • Letters to Montgomery Clift (MacAdam/Cage, 2002; paperback, Alyson Books, 2003) by Noel Alumit
  • Getting Out: A Novel (Henry Holt and Co., 2002) by Gwendolen Gross
  • Field Guide (Henry Holt and Co., 2001; paperback, Harvest, 2002) by Gwendolen Gross
  • Resurrecting Mingus (Free Press, 2001) by Jenoyne Adams
  • X-Men, Superman, Batman, Kaboom (Marvel Comics 2000 – 2005) by Jeff Matsuda
  • A. (Lovers Anonymous) (LALA Press, 1995) by Stephanie Han


  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (Scribner, 2016)
  • LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas (Heyday Book, April 2015)
  • Choose Wisely: 25 Women Up to No Good (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2015)
  • Exigencies (Dark House Press, 2015)
  • VONA: Voices Anthology (Fall, 2012)
  • Tragic Bitches: An Experiment in Queer Xicana and Xicano Performance Poetry (Kórima Press 2011)
  • Best Lesbian Romance (Cleis Press 2011)
  • Experienced: Rock Music Tales of Fact and Fiction (Vagabondage Press 2011)
  • Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press 2010)
  • Strange Cargo: An Emerging Voices Anthology 1997 – 2010 (PEN Center USA 2010)
  • New Poets of American West (Many Voices Press 2010)
  • Write Out Loud: An Anthology of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center (2009)
  • A New Literary History of America (Harvard University Press 2009)
  • Maple Leaf Rag IV (Portals Press)
  • Listen to Me: Shared Secrets from WriteGirl (2009)
  • Latinos in Lotus Land (Bilingual Press, 2008)
  • Wild Things – Domestic and Otherwise (Outrider Press 2008)
  • New to North America: Writing by U.S. Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren (Burning Bush Publications, 2007)
  • What Color is Your Jockstrap (Traveler’s Tales, Inc. 2006)
  • We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists (Seal Press, 2006)
  • It’s A Girl (Seal Press, 2006)
  • Voices from Leimert Park: a poetry anthology (Tsehai Publishers, 2006)
  • Maple Leaf Rag III (Portals Press 2006)
  • Waking Up American (Seal Press, 2005)
  • Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories Anthology (2005)
  • It’s A Boy (Seal Press, 2004)
  • Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters (Hourglass Books, 2004)
  • Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV (HCI Teens, 2004)
  • Changing Course (Adam’s Media, 2004)
  • Under Her Skin (Seal Press, 2004)
  • Father Poems (Anvil Publishing 2004)
  • So Luminous the Wildflowers; An Anthology of California Poets (Tebot Bach, 2003)
  • Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian-American Fiction (Penguin USA, 2003)
  • Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century (Northeastern, 2003)
  • Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry (Rattapallax Press, 2002)
  • Caprice, Mischief: Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2002)
  • Geography of Rage: The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 (Really Great Books, 2002)
  • Yell-oh Girls: Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity & Growing Up Asian American (Harper Collins, 2001)
  • Another City: Writing from Los Angeles (City Lights Publishers, 2001)
  • Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina-American Writers (Aunt Lute Books, 2000)
  • Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian American Writers Workshop, 2000)
  • Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature (Wiley, 2000)
  • Hers 3: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbians (Faber & Faber, 1999)
  • Those Who Can… Teach: Celebrating Teachers Who Make a Difference (Wildcat Canyon Press, 1999)
  • Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999)
  • Catch The Fire!!! A Cross-Generational Anthology of African American Literature (Riverhead, 1998)
  • Flippin’: Filipinos on America (Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 1996)
  • Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing (Doubleday, 1995)
  • Poetry Is Not A Luxury: LA Women of Color (Publisher Pending)
  • Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing (New Rivers Press)


African Voices
Amerasia Journal
Americas Review
Arcadia Magazine
Arise Magazine
Asian Pacific American-Journal
The Arizona Republic
Barcelona Review
Bellevue Literary Review
Berkeley Fiction Review
Beyond Words: Reading and Writing in a Visual Age
Black Renaissance Noire
Black Warrior Review
BlueStem Online
BorderSenses Literary Magazine
Boston Review
Brown Sugar II
Buffalo Carp
Caffeine Magazine
California Courier
Cavalier Literary
Christian Science Monitor
Circa Dot
Chicago Sun Times
Drumvoices Review
East Valley and Scottsdale Review
Edible Ojai
El Aviso Magazine
El Tecolote
Flyway Journal
Forth Magazine
Foxing Quarterly
Free State Review
Gander Press
Georgia Review
Get Out Magazine
Goleta Valley Voice
Great Ocean Quarterly
Hedgebrook Journal
Homeboy Review
Huffington Post
INK Byte
Inner City Stories
Kyoto Journal
Kweli Journal
La Bloga
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LA Weekly
Lodestar Quarterly
Los Angeles Times
Louisville Review
Mary Mother Church
Mascara Literary Review
Michigan Literary Review
Naugatuck River Review
Nimrod Journal
Nomos Review
North American Review
Obsidian III
O & S Poets and Artists
Outsider Ink
PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano/Latino Literary Art
Pale House II
Philippines Free Press
Phoenix Magazine
Pilgrimage Magazine
Playgirl Magazine
Post Road Magazine
Prairie Schooner
Prick in the Spindle
Mascara Literary Review
Quarterly Literary Journal
Quercus Review
Quick Fiction
The Rattling Wall
Red Cedar Review
Red Weather
Red Wheelbarrow
Roll Call
The Hiss Quarterly
Salt Hill Journal
Sage Trail
San Pedro River Review
Santa Barbara News-Press
Santa Fe Writers Project
Santa Monica Review
Saveur Magazine
SBC Magazine
Sic (Vice & Verse)
Slash Pine Press
Slice Magazine
Southern Humanities Review
Southern Indiana Review
Solidarity Journal
Southwest Education and Training Magazine
SEX Magazine
Split Peas Literary Magazine
Squaw Valley Review
Steel Toe Review
Sundress Publications
Tahoma Literary Review
The Adirondak Review
The Asian American Literary
The Atlas Review
The Drumming Between Us
The Missouri Review
The Southern Review
The Yale Review
Tu Ciudad
Urban Latino Magazine
USA Today
Venice Magazine
Ventura County Star
Venus Magazine
Vol. 1 Brooklyn
Winter Tangerine
Word and Image
World Literature Today
Writers Post Journal


  • 2018 Ruth Asawa for the Arts Teaching Fellowship • Margaret Spilman
  • 2017 Art & Understanding Magazine’s Christopher Hewitt Award in Nonfiction • John Boucher
  • 2017 Willapa Bay AiR Residency • Chelsea Sutton
  • 2017 Space on Ryder Farm Fellowship • Terrance Flynn
  • 2017 Paterson Fiction Prize • Stephanie Han
  • 2017 NAACP Image Award Nominee • Natashia Deón
  • 2017 First Novel Prize by the American Library Association’s Black Caucus (BCALA) • Natashia Deón
  • 2017 YBCA 100 List • Kristina Wong
  • 2017 Hedgebrook Residency • Mae Respicio
  • 2016 Orison Anthology Poetry Prize • Brandon Jordan Brown
  • 2016 The Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship • Hafeez Lakhani
  • 2016 Dear Reader Writer-in-Residence at Ace Hotel • Chelsea Hodson
  • 2016 Kirkus Review Best Book • Natashia Deón
  • 2016 New York Times Top Book • Natashia Deón
  • 2016 Book Riot Favorite Book • Natashia Deón
  • 2016 The Root Best Book • Natashia Deón
  • 2016 Entropy Magazine Best Book • Natashia Deón
  • 2016 Charles University in Prague Fellowship • Oktavi Allison
  • 2016 Pushcart Prize • Lilliam Rivera
  • 2016 West Hollywood Writing Craft Scholarship • John Boucher
  • 2015 Year’s Best Weird Fiction • Kima Jones
  • 2015 A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO) Fellow • Amanda Fletcher
  • 2015 New Pacific Studio Residency • Lisa Nunez-Hancock
  • 2015 Pushcart Prize • Lilliam Rivera
  • 2015 Residency fellowship, Dickinson House in Belgium • Natashia Déon
  • 2015 Elizabeth George Grant • Lilliam Rivera
  • 2014 Second Place, Soul Making Keats Literary Competition • Bev Magennis
  • 2014 Honorable Mention, Dana Awards • Bev Magennis
  • 2014 Hambidge Center Residency • Sacha Howells
  • 2014 James Kirkwood Literary Prize • Margaret Spilman
  • 2013  Hedgebrook Residency • Terrance Flynn
  • 2013 Enchanted Land Fellowship • Lilliam Rivera
  • 2013 Orlando Flash Fiction Prize Finalist • Amanda Fletcher
  • 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award • Melinda Palacio
  • 2012 Bread Loaf Scholarship • Lauren Marks
  • 2012 JVONA/J. Luckett Scholar in Fiction • Marytza Rubio
  • 2012 Disquiet/DZANC Literary Residency in Portugal • Eric Layer
  • 2011 VCCA Fellow • Natashia Deon
  • 2011 Lamba Literary Foundation Fellowship • John Boucher
  • 2010 Co-Award for the Sandra Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award • Adelina Anthony
  • 2010 Target Emerging Authors, Hot Reads Pick • The Night Counter by Alia Yunis
  • 2010 Bread Loaf Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship • Marytza Rubio
  • 2010 Bread Loaf Scholarship • Natashia Déon
  • 2010 Lamba Literary Foundation Fellowship • Monica Carter
  • 2010 Voices of Our Nations Arts Residency • Anna Alves
  • 2010 UCLA Community Access Scholarship • John Boucher
  • 2009 Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts • Shanna Mahin
  • 2009 MacDowell Colony Fellowship • Shanna Mahin
  • 2009 Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony Scholarship • Shanna Mahin
  • 2009 Kulupi Press’ Sense of Place Chapbook Contest • Melinda Palacio
  • 2009 Squaw Valley Scholarship • Melinda Palacio
  • 2008 Squaw Valley Fellow • Taylur Ngo
  • 2007  Fellowship, Idyllwild Summer Poetry Workshop • Alisha Westerman
  • 2007  American Book Award • Reyna Grande
  • 2007 International Reading Association / Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award • Joyce Lee Wong, Seeing Emily
  • 2006  Hedgebrook Residency • Alia Yunis
  • 2006 Best Books Award The Immigrants’ Daughter • Mary Terzian
  • 2006  El Premio Aztlan Literary Award • Reyna Grande
  • 2005  Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers • Sandra Ramirez-Thomas
  • 2005  Artist in Residence Grant, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs • Denise Uyehara
  • 2005  C.O.L.A. Fellowship • Denise Uyehara
  • 2004 National Performance Network Conference • Denise Uyehara
  • 2004 John C. Lupton New Voices In Literature Award Finalist • Kayla Allen
  • 2004  Stegner Fellow, Fiction • Nora Pierce
  • 2004 Vermont Studio Center Residency • Nora Pierce
  • 2003-2004 Residency Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center • Viet Le
  • 2003 Los Angeles Times Scholarship • Alisha Westerman
  • 2003 John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts Scholarship • Alisha Westerman
  • 2003 Blueberry Press Honorable Mention • Mary Terzian
  • 2002 Nimrod/Katherine Anne Porter Prize, Fiction • Stephanie Han
  • 2002 South China Morning Post Short Fiction Award • Stephanie Han
  • 2002 Los Angeles Times Scholarship • Alisha Westerman
  • 2002 Winner ISO Violet Quill Award • Noel Alumit, Letters to Montgomery Clift
  • 2002 Stonewall Book Award, American Library Association • Noel Alumit, Letters to Montgomery Clift
  • 2002 Fiction Finalist, Lambda Literary Prize for Gay Men • Noel Alumit, Letters to Montgomery Clift
  • 2002 Fiction Finalist, Southern California Bookseller Assoc. Awards • Noel Alumit, Letters to Montgomery Clift
  • 2002 Durfee Foundation Artist Award • Marjorie Sa’adah
  • 2002 Kawahara Fellowship, Asian Studies Department, UCLA • Denise Uyehara
  • >2001 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, Okinawa • Denise Uyehara
  • Residency fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts • Lan Tran
  • Finalist, San Francisco Foundation Short Fiction Awards • Kristina Wong
  • Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Poetry Festival Contest • William Archila
  • First Prize, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Contest • William Archila
  • Hubbub’s 1998 Adrienne Lee Award • Gwendolen Gross
  • Residency fellowship, Vermont Studio Center • Lan Tran
  • Second Place, Ireland Fiction Magazine Contest • Kim Benjamin
  • La Napoule Artist Residency • Kayla Allen
  • Sundance Institute Writing Fellowships • Marjorie Sa’adah, John Song, Shonda Buchanan, Jeff Matsuda
  • Residency fellowship, Ragdale Foundation • Lan Tran
  • Cave Canem Foundation Fellowship • Renee Simms
  • Voices of our Nations Arts Fellowship • Renee Simms
  • Residency Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts • Jeff Matsuda
  • Dorland Arts Colony Grant • Pat Alderete
  • Brody Arts Grant from California Community Foundation for Poetry • Wendy James
  • Poets & Writers On-Site Residency at Beyond Baroque and LA County Museum • Denise Uyehara
  • Finalist, Heideman award • Lan Tran
  • Recipient, York Prize • Lan Tran
  • Residency fellowship, Hedgebrook • Lan Tran
  • Most Promising New Poet Award, Lee Bennett Hopkins/IRA • Joyce Lee Wong
  • UCLA Extension Writer’s Program Community Access scholarship • Joyce Lee Wong
  • New Talent Prize, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators • Joyce Lee Wong
  • International Reading Association Notable Book • Joyce Lee Wong, Seeing Emily
  • New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age • Joyce Lee Wong, Seeing Emily
  • Hedgebrook Residency • Kisha Xiomara Palmer
  • Ucross Residency • Kisha Xiomara Palmer
  • Creative Capital • Kristina Wong
  • National Performance Network • Kristina Wong
  • Mapfund • Kristina Wong
  • Center for Cultural Innovation • Kristina Wong
  • Durfee Foundation • Kristina Wong


REDCAT at Disney Hall • Mark Taper Forum • Occidental College • Fowler Museum • Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery • West Hollywood Book Fair • Vagina Monologues • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books • Getty Reading Series • Ford Amphitheatre • Japanese American National Museum • “Inspiration House” KPFK, FM-90.7 FM • SOL Fest • Ladyfest Los Angeles • The Wet Daddy Literary Festival • Gate Cultural Center • Highways Performance Space • The World Stage • Celebration Theatre • David Henry Hwang Theatre • Beyond Baroque • Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture • Festival of Northeast Los Angeles • Voz Alta • Hotel Café • Hammer Museum  • West End Theatre • Lyric Theatre • Stories Bookstore •  NYC Hip Hop Theater Festival • Jumpstart Theater Company • MOCA Los Angeles • LA Gay & Lesbian Center