Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018, Melanie's short story "Intruder" appears in the current 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 Ecuadorian-American writer and editor. Her debut short story collection, Black Butterflies, is a finalist for the North Texas Book Festival Award for Fiction.
Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018, her work has appeared in New Flash Fiction Review, Aster(ix) Journal, Thrice Fiction Magazine, The Acentos Review, and elsewhere. 


Melanie Marquez Adams, "Feminist Magical Realist" short stories.
Melanie Marquez Adams, "Feminist Magical Realist"short stories
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​​​​Melanie Márquez Adams traverses cultural and language borders as an Ecuadorian-American writer. She is the author of the short story collection, Mariposas Negras (Black Butterflies) (Eskeletra Editorial, 2017).

Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Thrice Fiction Magazine, The Acentos Review, Nagari Magazine, Literal: Latin American Voices Magazine, Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America (Kingswell/Disney, 2017), Latinoamérica en Breve (Mexico, 2017) Todos Contamos (Miami, 2016), Imaniman: Anzaldúa Poetic Anthology (Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, 2016), and other publications. 

​Melanie compiled and edited Del sur al norte: Narrativa y Poesía de Autores Andinos and Pertenencia: Narradores sudamericanos en Estados Unidos. Both anthologies were published in Chicago.

​She lives in East Tennessee with her husband.

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, Billy Collins, Junot Diaz, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta." 

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.


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

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