My lola: my muse.
M.F.A in Fiction (in-progress)
B.A. in English (Emphasis in Creative Writing), Minor in Philosophy
University of Southern California
Melissa R. Sipin won first place in Glimmer Train’s 2013 March Fiction Open for her story, “Walang Hiya, Brother,” and her writing is published or forthcoming in Glimmer Train Stories, Kartika Review, Kweli Journal, Tidal Basin Review, Lantern Review, and The Bakery, among others. She was awarded the Tennessee Williams scholarship at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2013, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012, and is pursuing her MFA in fiction at Mills College. As a VONA/Voices fellow, organizer of The Window Literary Salon, and a Navy wife, she splits her time writing on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.
Sipin has worked with many esteemed writers on her craft, such as Elmaz Abinader, Patricia Powell, Achy Obejas, Micheline Marcom, Aimee Bender, Percival Everett, ZZ Packer, Laura Pegram, M. Evelina Galang, Cornelia Nixon, and Naomi Benaron. View her full CV: here, and resume: here.