Anna Vangala Jones is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer, editor, and educator. She is an MFA candidate in Fiction at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays on writing have appeared in several print and online publications such as CatapultBerkeley Fiction Review, Little FictionNecessary Fiction, Pidgeonholes, New Flash Fiction Review, Boston Accent LitThe Brown OrientFiction Southeast, Gravel, Blue Fifth Review, and The MacGuffin, among others.

Her short story, “Tape and Glue”, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her short story, “Mae and Me”, was selected for inclusion in Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018 list. Her creative nonfiction piece, “(re)Naming” was nominated for the 2018 Best of The Net Anthology.

Her stories have earned honorable mention at Glimmer Train and New Millennium Writings, and placed as finalist and semi-finalist at Gigantic SequinsAmerican Short Fiction, and Ruminate.

She is an Assistant Fiction Editor at Lunch Ticket and Editorial Assistant on the Fiction team at Split Lip Magazine.

She is at work on a novel and a short story collection.

Read her latest fiction:

“In Twenty Years” at Necessary Fiction.

“Mae and Me” at Catapult (Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018).

Turmeric & Sugar” at Little Fiction.

How Then” at Pidgeonholes.

Follow Anna on social media:



@anniejowrites on Instagram.