Bombshell – runner-up for best creative nonfiction in Briarpatch Magazine’s 2015 Writing in the Margins contest.
Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam, – a short travel / food essay about clam rice (cơm hến), a specialty dish in Huế. One of ten essays chosen out of over 300 entries from 43 countries for the I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Winners to be announced Sept. 30, 2015.
Flood Season – published in Asian Cha March 2012, was a finalist for the Sundress Best of the Net Anthology
Canada, Việt Nam – a photo set, in the June 2016 issue of Asian Cha
New micro-essay #cnftweets on @cnfonline / Creative Nonfiction Magazine. One about a blackbird couple, published in both the July 2015 newsletter and issue #57, the Making a Living issue.
One about my father, published in the micro essay section of the May newsletter, and one about vegetables, which appears in issue #55, the Memoir Issue, in the Tiny Truths section.
Ebony Teeth –a brief look at the once widespread Vietnamese practice of dyeing the teeth permanently black, in Existere Journal
An Evening with Kim Thúy – in the Maple Tree Literary Supplement
Vịnh Mốc: Life Underground – a personal essay about the Vịnh Mốc tunnels in Viet Nam, in the Hidden City issue of Descant
Breakfast under the Bodhi Tree – a personal essay about living in Viet Nam, in Issue 51.2, the Food and Drink Issue of PRISM International
Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree – a photo set to accompany the essay, published on PRISM International’s website
Fire – a memoir piece, in The Winnipeg Review
Flood Season – in Asian Cha – a finalist for the Sundress Best of the Net Anthology 2012
Linh and the Fortune Tellers – in The Maple Tree Literary Supplement
Wintering – a personal essay, in The Winnipeg Review
Days Like This -a creepy but true tale of one of my strangest days in Viet Nam, in Pure Slush
Garden – excerpt from Seasons of the Lake, at SPLIT Quarterly
Crows’ Flight – a nature essay, in Room Magazine – Issue 34.2, Back to Natural Hush
Con Đường Nào – a personal essay in Vietnamese – in Đặc San Văn Lang Boston
Arabesque –a weird flash fiction, in Fox Pockets 3rd volume, Guardians, 2013
Mindswitch – a weird nondual story, in the anthology Impossible Spaces, published by Hic Dragones
Groundnut Soup – shenanigans with a black hole handbag, in the September, 2012 issue of The Maple Tree Literary Supplement
Sympathy for the Devil – a slipstream piece, in Tuck Magazine. The story was previously published at The 24 Project, an ephemeral collaborative pop-up online arts journal only available for viewing for one week (ending April 27, 2012).
For the Love of Mushrooms – in Tuck Magazine
POETRY AND TINY STORIES
cirrus clouds and contrails – a tanka, in Bright Stars, An Organic Tanka Anthology, Volume 2
Leaving Home – A very short story, on 7 X 20
chocolate haiku – On 7 X 20
MICRO-ESSAY #cnftweet winners on @cnfonline:
Kissing Cardinals – also published in Creative Nonfiction’s Mistakes issue (Fall 2014)Just Weeds – also published in Creative Nonfiction’s, The Human Face of Sustainability issue (Spring 2014)
Frost Warnings – also published in issue #47 of Creative Nonfiction
(and many more)
Reading the American War: Tatjana Soli’s The Lotus Eaters – at diaCRITICS
Secrets of the Red Lantern: Stories and Vietnamese Recipes from the Heart (Pauline Nguyen) – on this blog
Communion, A Culinary Journey through Vietnam (Kim Fay) – on this blog
Road Trip: Hue – Danang – essay and photos, in Du Lịch Giải Trí
Montreal, the City with Something for Everyone – in English and Vietnamese, with photos, in Khám Phá Du Lịch Việt Nam/Vietnam Discovery Magazine
Contemplating the Afterlife in An Bang Village, Vietnam –mini travel piece and photo, on Trazzler
Rolling Fragrant Incense Sticks in Huế, Việt Nam – mini travel piece and photo, on Trazzler
A Cup of Joe in Vietnam – essay and photos, in Travellive