Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018, Melanie's short story "Intruder" appears in the Fall 2017 issue of Aster(ix) Journal. 

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​Notable Contributors:  Sandra Cisneros, Angie Cruz, Melissa Lozada-Oliva.

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Melanie Márquez Adams is an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa where she was awarded the Iowa Arts Fellowship. Her work was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018 and appears in The Laurel Review, storySouth, Green Briar Review, Asterix JournalWhale Road Review, Thrice Fiction, and elsewhere. 

Her chapbook Virgins in Tiny Boxes was chosen as a semi-finalist for the 2018 Digging Press First Chapbook Series and her short story collection, Mariposas Negras [Black Butterflies], won Third Place in the 2018 North Texas Book Festival Spanish Fiction Awards.  She is the editor of Del Sur al Norte [From South to North], the first anthology of literary texts written in Spanish by South American authors living in the United States, awarded First Place (Fiction - Multi Author) at the 2018 International Latino Book Awards. ​

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You can read Melanie's micro-memoir, "Fried plantains in the Smoky Mountains", in Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America (ABC, Kingswell Publishing 2017).

"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.

An enticing set of stories with elements of magical realism commonly associated with Latin American literature, Mariposas Negras [Black Butterflies] 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.


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Melanie's short story "When the Clouds don't care" appears in the December 2017 issue of Thrice Fiction Magazine.

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