WHO IS THIS GUY?

Leland Cheuk is the author of the story collection LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS (Thought Catalog Books, 2016) and the novel THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (CCLaP Publishing, 2015). The novel was an Amazon National Bestseller in Asian-American Literature, a finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and a semi-finalist for the Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press. Cheuk has been awarded fellowships and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I-Park Foundation, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Salon, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, [PANK] Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Bartleby Snopes, The Margins, Entropy Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, Fiction Advocate, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Necessary Fiction, Lunch Ticket, and Pif Magazine. His short fiction was a finalist for the Salamander Fiction Prize (judged by Edith Pearlman) and the national Washington Square Review fiction contest (judged by Darin Strauss). He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He is also an assistant fiction editor at Newfound Journal. He lives in Brooklyn.

IN THE NEWS

Salon
“I wanted to publish before I died” (2016)

The Millions
The System Is Rigged: The Millions Interviews Leland Cheuk (2017)

VICE
The Asian American Literature That Got Me Through 2016 (2016)

The Rumpus
Interview with Leland Cheuk (2016)

Asian-American Writers Workshop’s The Margins
The Misadventures of Asian Americans (2016)

Minorities in Publishing podcast
Debut Episode with Sophia Chester, Leland Cheuk, and Mira Jacob (2016)

Asian-America Podcast with Ken Fong
Look into the abyss with Leland Cheuk (2016)

This Podcast Will Change Your Life with Ben Tanzer
Semi-Plausible, starring the Leland Cheuk (2016)

The Other Stories with Ilana Masad
Episode 81 – Excerpt from THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (2016)

CURRICULUM VITAE

PUBLISHED BOOKS
LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS, stories (2016, Thought Catalog Books)
THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG, a novel (2015, CCLaP Publishing)

FELLOWSHIPS:
Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2017)
I-Park Foundation (2013)
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (2012)
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center (2012)
MacDowell Colony Fellow (2010)

AWARDS:
Housatonic Books Award finalist in Fiction
The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong (2016)

The Black Lawrence Press Big Moose Prize Semi-finalist
The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong (2014)

San Miguel Writers’ Conference Writing Contest
“First-Person Shooter” (2014)

Salamander Magazine Fiction Prize Finalist
“Funeral By The Arcade” (2013)

The James Jones First Novel Fellowship Finalist
The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong (2013)

Washington Square Review Short Fiction Contest finalist
“An Honorable Struggle” (2007)

PUBLISHED SHORT FICTION:
The Margins
“Funeral By The Arcade” (2016)

Bartleby Snopes
“League of Losers” (2016)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn
“The Bulletpoints of Valley Pete” (2016)

Fiction Advocate
“The Art of Denial” (2015)

Valparaiso Fiction Review
“Pyramid Schemes” (2014)

Tahoma Literary Review
“A Letter From Your Dinosaur” (2014)

Lunch Ticket
“First-Person Shooter” (2014)

Pif Magazine
“Blacklights” (2013)

PUBLISHED PERSONAL ESSAYS
Salon
“I wanted to publish before I died” (2016)

RECENT BOOK REVIEWS
Electric Literature
Alice and Oliver, by Charles Bock (2016)

Prairie Schooner
The Sellout, by Paul Beatty (2016)

Kenyon Review
“On Genre Blending: The Tusk That Did The Damage by Tania James and Now We Will Be Happy by Amina Gautier” (2015)

[PANK] Magazine
The Story of My Teeth, by Valeria Luiselli (2015)

MUSIC AND BOOK REVIEWS
Book Reviewer, The Rumpus (2010-present)
Book Reviewer, Heavy Feather Review (2015-present)
Book Reviewer, The Next Big Book Blog (2015-present)
Book Reviewer, Necessary Fiction (2014-present)
Independent Music Reviewer, Spinner.com (2010)
Music Reviewer, 7×7.com (2010)
Book Reviewer, Mostly Fiction (2007-2008)

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
The Margins
Hasanthika Sirisena’s Country Surrealism (2016)

Entropy Magazine
Interview with Gint Aras, Author of The Fugue (2016)

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:
Assistant Fiction Editor, Newfound Journal (2016-present)
Guest Editor, SmokeLong Quarterly (February 2016)

WRITING CONFERENCES:
Attended Squaw Valley Community of Writers (2001, 2002)

EDUCATION:
MFA in Creative Writing, Lesley University (2011)
B.S. in Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley (1998)