BIO & CV

WHO IS THIS GUY?

A MacDowell Colony fellow, Leland Cheuk authored THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (CCLaP, 2015), a novel, and LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS (Thought Catalog, 2016), stories. His work has been covered in VICE, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and appears in Salon, Catapult, Joyland MagazineKenyon Review, and elsewhere. He is the fiction editor at Newfound Journal and the founder of the indie press 7.13 Books. He lives in Brooklyn. You can follow him on Twitter @lcheuk.

IN THE NEWS

Catapult
“Let Me Pass Away” (2017)

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

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

PERSONAL ESSAYS
APPLE, TREE: Essays on Seeing Our Parents and Seeing Ourselves, Edited by Lise Funderburg (University of Nebraska Press)
“Father Knows Best” (forthcoming)

Catapult
“Let Me Pass Away” (September 2017)

SalonZine
“A Grandfather’s Guide to the Resistance” (June 2017)

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

SHORT FICTION:
Joyland Magazine
“The Other You’s” (forthcoming Dec 2017)

Flapper House
“Investment Vehicle,” “Vote for Arnie,” “Seasons Greetings (Everything Will Be Fine)” (June 2017)

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)

FELLOWSHIPS:
Hawthornden Castle, Scotland (2018)
Caldera (2018)
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:
Serena McDonald Kennedy Award finalist for short story collection
Letters from Dinosaurs (2017)

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)

RECENT BOOK REVIEWS
Electric Literature
Deceit and Other Possibilities, by Vanessa Hua (2016)

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)

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:
Founder, 7.13 Books (2016-present)
Fiction Editor, Newfound Journal (2017-present)

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)

REPRESENTATION
Erin Harris/Annie Hwang, Folio Literary Management

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