Debut short story collection Turmeric & Sugar. Thirty West Publishing. May 28, 2021. You can purchase your copy from Bookshop, Thirty West, or most anywhere books are sold. 

“Summer Love”. Barren Magazine. Issue 18.

“Sara’s Someone”. Wigleaf. February 2021.

“You’re Still You”. OKD. January 2021. 

“Tomorrow”. The Margins at AAWW. January 2021.


“Doors”. HAD. September 2020. 


“Echo”. Jellyfish Review. Issue 48. 

“You Don’t Have a Place Here”. OKD. October 2019. 

“Look Where We’re Going”. X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine. March 2019.

“In Twenty Years”Necessary Fiction. February 2019.


“Mae and Me”. Catapult. September 2018. 

“Tape and Glue”The MacGuffin. Winter 2018 Issue. (Print only) 

“Nurture”. Berkeley Fiction Review. Issue 38. (Print only)

“Turmeric & Sugar”Little Fiction. The 2018 Flash Issue.

“How Then”Pidgeonholes. November 2018.

“The 69th Street Pier”Blue Fifth Review. Fall 2018 Issue.

“Long Distance Loyalty”Riggwelter Press. Issue 16.

“The Suitor”New Flash Fiction Review. Issue 14.

“And There I’ll Be”. Boston Accent Lit. Issue 13.

“A Day for Watching Birds”. FlashFlood Journal. June 2018. (Reprint)

“Rose Petals and Obligations”. Sea Foam Mag. May 2018.


“Ships In The Night”Fiction Southeast. December 2017.

“Her Song”Fiction Southeast. October 2017.

“A Day for Watching Birds”The Airgonaut. September 2017.


“Doors”. Nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize.

Turmeric & Sugar. Short Story Collection – Finalist in Sundress Publications 2019 Fiction Competition.

“You Don’t Have a Place Here”. Nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize.

“Echo”. Nominated for the Best Small Fictions 2020 Anthology.

“Tape and Glue”. Nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize.

“Mae and Me”. Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018. Semi-finalist in 2017 American Short Fiction Prize & Honorable mention in Glimmer Train‘s 2017 Fiction Open.

“How Then”. Finalist in Gigantic Sequins’ 2017 Flash Fiction Contest.

“Nurture”. Semi-finalist in 2017 American Short Fiction Prize.

“A Day for Watching Birds”. Semifinalist in Ruminate’s 2017 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize.

“In Twenty Years”. Honorable mention in 44th New Millennium Writings Awards.

“(re)Naming”. (cnf) Nominated for the 2018 Best of the Net Anthology.


“Dear Wigleaf”. Wigleaf. February 2021.

“(re)Naming”. Barren Magazine. Issue 9. (Reprint.)


“Those ten times my middle school students tried to compliment me with what turned out to be total—somewhat fair—burns”. Hobart. June 2019.

The Story Behind The Story: “Ships In The Night”. Fiction Southeast. Writers Talking About Writing series. March 2018.


A Case for “the surreal and the strange”: Interview with Anna Vangala Jones, Sudden Fiction Guest Judge and Author of Turmeric & Sugar. Berkeley Fiction Review. February 2021. 

Mini-Interview with Melissa Ragsly and Anna Vangala Jones. The Rumpus. March 2020.

Mini-Interview with Anna Vangala Jones and Tommy Dean. January 2020.