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Octopus Salon, 2016.

Born and raised in the seismically fractured and diverse landscape of California, Rashaan Alexis Meneses earned her MFA in Fiction, Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California, where she was named a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. Recently awarded an Ancinas Scholarship for the 47th Annual Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, she has earned fellowships at The MacDowell Colony and The International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, and was named a finalist for A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Gift of Freedom Award.

A 2015 finalist for the Center for Women Writers International Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award and nominated for a Sundress Best of the Net Prize, her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Kartika Review, BorderSensesPuerto del SolNew Letters, KurungabaaDoveglion Press, UC Riverside’s The Coachella Review, University of North Carolina’s Pembroke Magazine, and the anthology Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults. She is currently a Visiting Liberal Arts Fellow for Saint Mary’s College of California.

The founder of  Ruelle Electrique, she tumbles at The Quarry.

 

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