Photo Credit: Andria Lo
Excerpts from the piece “Accepted”
This selection comes from the collection Deceit and Other Possibilities, available from Willow Books. Our curator for June is Colleen Abel.
Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities and the forthcoming A River of Stars. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asidia and the aspora. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and twin sons.
Colleen Abel is the winner of Unicorn Press’ 2015 Editors Prize for her collection Remake. She is also the author of a chapbook, Housewifery (dancing girl press, 2013) and a former fellow at University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Pleiades, The Southern Review, Phoebe, West Branch, and many other outlets. She was recently named a 2017-2018 Tulsa Artist Fellow.