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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 have appeared or are forthcoming in several print and online publications such as Catapult, HobartBerkeley Fiction Review, Little FictionNecessary Fiction, Jellyfish Review, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Pidgeonholes, Barren Magazine, New Flash Fiction Review, Boston Accent LitThe Brown OrientFiction Southeast, Gravel, Blue Fifth Review, and The MacGuffin, among others.

Read her latest fiction online:

“Look Where We’re Going” at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine.

“In Twenty Years” at Necessary Fiction.

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

& fiction in print from last year:

“Tape and Glue” in The MacGuffin (Nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize).

“Nurture” in Berkeley Fiction Review.

Her short story, “Mae and Me”, was selected for inclusion in Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018 list. Her short story, “Tape and Glue”, was nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. 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 serves as Fiction Editor at Lunch Ticket and is an Editorial Assistant on the Fiction team at Split Lip Magazine.

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

Get to know her a little better in this interview with Split Lip.

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