Melissa R. Sipin

Melissa R. Sipin is a writer from Carson, California. She won Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open and the Washington Square Review’s Flash Fiction Prize. She co-edited Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology on Philippine myths (Carayan Press 2014), and her work is in Glimmer Train, Guernica, Washington Square Review, Guernica/PEN Flash Series, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Eleven Eleven, and Hyphen magazine, among others. Cofounder of TAYO Literary Magazine, her fiction has won scholarships/fellowships from Kundiman, VONA/Voices Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley’s Community of Writers, and was shortlisted for the David T. K. Wong Fellowship at the University of East Anglia. As the Poets & Writers McCrindle Fellow in Los Angeles, she is hard at work on a short story collection and novel. More at: msipin.com.