Melanie Márquez Adams is an MFA candidate in Spanish Creative Writing and recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship at the University of Iowa.
Her short story collection, Mariposas Negras [Black Butterflies], won Third Place in the 2018 North Texas Book Festival Spanish Fiction Awards. She is also 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, winner of the First Place (Fiction - Multi Author) in the 2018 Int'l Latino Book Awards.
Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018, Melanie's work in English has appeared in The Laurel Review, Dash Literary Journal, Whale Road Review, Asterix Journal, Thrice Fiction Magazine, and elsewhere.
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.
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.
MELANIE MÁRQUEZ ADAMS
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.
Melanie's short story "When the Clouds don't care" appears in the December 2017 issue of Thrice Fiction Magazine.
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