Anna Vangala Jones is a writer, editor, and educator. Her debut short story collection, TURMERIC & SUGAR, is forthcoming from Thirty West Publishing in May 2021. Check back here for more details about preorders & where to purchase in the coming months.

Anna’s writing has been selected for Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018 collection and nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net Anthologies. Her fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and interviews have appeared in several publications, such as Catapult, Wigleaf, HobartNecessary Fiction, The Rumpus, The Margins at AAWW, OKD, Little Fiction, and Berkeley Fiction Reviewamong others.


Read some of Anna’s latest fiction online:

“Sara’s Someone” at Wigleaf

“You’re Still You” at OKD

“Tomorrow” at The Margins (Asian American Writers Workshop Flash Fiction Series)

“Doors” at HAD (Hobart After Dark — nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

“Mae and Me” at Catapult (selected for Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018)



Friday, November 1 – Reading with Cathy Ulrich at the book launch for GHOSTS OF YOU, along with Ben Loory, Marisa Crane, Steve Chang, and Brian Dau. Stories Books and Cafe. Echo Park, CA. 8:00pm.


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