Melanie Márquez Adams is an Ecuadorian American author. She holds an MFA in Spanish Creative Writing from the University of Iowa where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. The winner of an International Latino Book Award, Melanie is a passionate advocate of Spanish-writing in the U.S. Her most recent fiction and nonfiction can be found in The Southern Review (forthcoming), Puerto del Sol, Laurel Review, Spansglish Voces, and Huellas Magazine. Melanie is the founder and editor-in-chief of Anfibias Literarias, and the Spanish Content Editor for Latino Book Review. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mariposas Negras by Melanie Márquez Adams is a Spanish short story collection that delves in the mystical, macabre and eerie corners of the soul while juxtaposing them with brush strokes of atypical beauty and magical instances.
Melanie's flash memoir piece, "Fried plantains in the Smoky Mountains", appears in Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America
"The book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience, including world-famous authors and celebrities such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julianne Moore, Mario Batali, George Takei, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, and Billy Collins."
Melanie coedited Ellas Cuentan, a short-story collection of crime fiction by Latin American/Latina authors in the U. S.
Notable contributors: Teresa Dovalpage, Johanny Velasquez, Kianny N. Antigua, and Anjanette Delgado. (Finalist at the International Latino Book Awards 2021, Best collection of short stories)
Melanie curated and edited Del Sur al Norte, a collection of short stories written in Spanish by U. S. based South American authors, awarded First Place (Fiction - Multi Author) at the 2018 International Latino Book Awards.
MELANIE MÁRQUEZ ADAMS