Melanie Márquez Adams
Melanie Márquez Adams grew up in warm and hyperactive Guayaquil, Ecuador. She is anthologized in Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America (Kingswell/Disney Publishing 2017).Latinoamérica en Breve (Mexico, 2017) Todos Contamos (Miami, 2016), Imaniman: Anzaldúa Poetic Anthology (San Francisco, 2016), among others. Melanie's debut short story collection, Mariposas Negras (Black Butterflies), was published in 2017 by Eskeletra Editorial.
Melanie's short stories and nonfiction pieces have appeared in several online publications including The Acentos Review, Literal: Latin American Voices, and New York-based ViceVersa Magazine. Melanie curated and edited Del sur al norte: Narrativa y Poesía de Autores Andinos and co-edited Pertenencia: Narradores sudamericanos en Estados Unidos. Both anthologies were published in Chicago.