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My debut short story collection, WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS, out from Dzanc Books on Oct 9 2018 and available for pre-order now (including on all the indie bookstore websites via Core Source) presents stories of the #MeToo movement from the diverse perspectives of women of color and LBGTQ women. It also features willful androids, strange orphanages, 16th century Indian-Portuguese slaves who outwit their captors, and the Buddha's birth story. Some personal essays in support of the book have also started to come out in various places, like this one: https://themillions.com/2018/04/hot-a...


Thanks so much for considering any form of collaboration that might make sense for you. Below are some story links to Tin House and Narrative, as well as my au
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Chaya Bhuvaneswar I realized that 3 of my favorite short story collections - Dana Johnson's "Break Any Woman Down", Thisbe Nissen's "Out of the Girls' Room and Into the…moreI realized that 3 of my favorite short story collections - Dana Johnson's "Break Any Woman Down", Thisbe Nissen's "Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night" and Vanessa Hua's "Deceit and Other Possibilities" were all published as part of a prize series of an indie press (U of Georgia, U of Iowa and Willow, respectively) and i realized there was no reason not to submit to different contests, especially after reading Vanessa's lovely and interesting interviews about this experience. I also realized that while working on longer projects, I would write bunches of stories and then set them aside, not even submitting them, and that seemed silly -- so submitting to Dzanc started to make sense, and once that happened everything followed from there. (less)
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“She was successful at sustainable unhappiness, stable enough so that she came to work without fail but soaked so thoroughly in misery that each night she couldn't remember what she'd done that day and melted like a rum cake in her whipped-cotton-sheeted, cool white bed.”
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Majenta Hello, Chaya! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your book and best wishes for whatever you're working on at the moment. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
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