Category Archives: Publications

“No space between us” now published at Blue Fifth Review

The January 2014 issue of Blue Fifth Review is now live, and includes my poem “No space between us” among this month’s five offerings. It’s a gorgeous issue, with luscious artwork by Lilla Dent, who so kindly gave me permission to feature the … Continue reading

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“Ebony Teeth” now published in Existere Journal

I’m honoured to have a nonfiction piece, Ebony Teeth, included amongst the literary and artistic offerings in the latest issue of Existere Journal. Ebony Teeth is a brief look at the once widespread Vietnamese practice of dyeing the teeth permanently black. Though I rarely … Continue reading

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It’s Here! Writers Abroad’s latest anthology: Foreign and Far Away

Every year, the online writing group Writers Abroad has published an anthology and donated all proceeds to charity. The selection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry in each volume comes from expat and former expat writers living in every corner and curve of the world. This year’s anthology, … Continue reading

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Guesting on Margrét Helgadóttir’s blog to talk about “Mindswitch”

Norwegian-Icelandic writer Margrét Helgadóttir recently extended a kind invitation to write a guest post on her blog. She was curious about my inspiration for my story Mindswitch in the anthology Impossible Spaces (Hic Dragones, 2013). She also asked about how and why … Continue reading

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Keep Writing! Keep Sending it Out!

Those are the words of encouragement I often tell myself and other writers. Don’t give up when rejections arrive. They are a sign that you are sending stories out, and that’s a good thing. A rejection is an opportunity to look … Continue reading

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Flash Mob 2013: The International Flash Fiction Day Competition

It’s here! FLASH MOB 2013 is live!  FLASH MOB 2013 is a hybrid competition and blog carnival. To  celebrate International Flash Fiction Day, writers around the world penned flash stories, sent in a copy to the four judges, and published their pieces on … Continue reading

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“An Evening with Kim Thúy” published in the Maple Tree Literary Supplement

“Ru is a lyrical, poetic and non-linear collection of vignettes, written from the twin viewpoints of the narrator as a ten-year-old and as an adult. A word or an idea from the end of each vignette sparks the beginning of … Continue reading

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Impossible Spaces: Cover Reveal

Mark the date! July 19th! That’s the release date for the Impossible Spaces anthology. A big thank you to editor Hannah Kate for giving my story Mindswitch  a home behind this gorgeous cover, and for her hard work and attention to all … Continue reading

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Walls of Hue, Viet Nam

Much has been happening in the past couple of months, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting my blog. I’ve been terribly remiss with posting here. Back at the end of March, stage two of BluePrintReview’s “instan/ce(s)” went live. Many thanks … Continue reading

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In Descant 160, the Hidden City issue: Vịnh Mốc: Life Underground

I am so pleased to have my piece Vịnh Mốc: Life Underground appear in Descant Magazine’s Hidden City issue. With its  beautiful, mysterious photo by Jeremy Kai, I think this issue has one of the best-looking literary magazines covers I have seen. … Continue reading

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