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 a Latina writer living in Tennessee. Her debut short story collection, Mariposas Negras [Black Butterflies], won Third Place in the Spanish Fiction category for the North Texas Book Festival AwardsShe will attend the MFA program in Spanish Creative Writing at The University of Iowa beginning Fall 2018 and is the recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Laurel Review, DASH Literary Journal,The Acentos Review, Aster(ix) Journal, Thrice Fiction Magazine, and elsewhere. 

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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.


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

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