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Z.M. Quỳnh is a Vietnamese American literary poet and writer whose short stories have appeared in the Anthologies: "The Chamber of Souls" - The SEA is Ours and "The South China Sea" - Genius Loci: The Spirit of Place. Her short story "The Chamber of Souls" was translated and featured in the Czech version of the "The SEA is Ours" anthology. Her short story, "The Seashell" was nominated in 2015 for a Sundress Best of the Net Award for fiction, given honorary mention by the literary magazine, Glimmer Train, and was featured in APAture 2016. Her essay "On the Topic of Erasure" was published in the Anthology, "People of Color Destroy Science Fiction." Her creative non-fiction essay, "Meta Eulogy: Nguyễn Ngọc Loan By A Vietnamese American," published at DiaCRITICS, was nominated in 2015 for a Sundress Best of the Net Award for creative non-fiction. Her essay, "Octavia Butler - Master Cultural Translator" was published by Twelfth Planet Press in "Luminescent Threads - Connections to Octavia Butler" and her short story, “Drink Brother for the Pain…” was published in Kweli Journal. Her poem, "When she sings..." debuted on Strange Horizons. She was a finalist for the 2014 Barbara Deming Writing Grant, attended the 2017 Sewanee Writing Conference and is a book reviewer and essayist for diaCRITICS (diacritics.org) on everything ARVN (the Army of the Republic of Vietnam).