A MacDowell Colony and Hawthornden Castle Fellow, Leland Cheuk is the author of the story collection LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS (2016) and the novel THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (2015), which was also published in translation in China (2018). His newest novel NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN is forthcoming from C&R Press in 2019. Cheuk’s work has been covered in The Paris Review, VICE, Poets and Writers, Electric Literature, The Millions, The Rumpus, and Asian American Writers Workshop, and has appeared in or is forthcoming in publications such as Salon, Catapult, Joyland Magazine, Literary HubKenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, [PANK] Magazine, among other outlets. He is the fiction editor at Newfound Journal and the founder of the indie press 7.13 Books. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute. You can follow him on Twitter @lcheuk and at

Represented by Erin Harris/Annie Hwang, Folio Literary Management and reachable by email at leland.cheuk at


Brooklyn Rail
REVIEW: No Good Very Bad Asian” (2019)

Literary Hub
When Novelists Become Method Actors” (2019)

Kenyon Review
Publisher Spotlight: Leland Cheuk of 7.13 Books” (2019)

The Paris Review
“Subverting the Chinese Immigrant Story” (2018)

“Let Me Pass Away” (2017)

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

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

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)


NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN, novel (forthcoming 2019, C&R Press)
LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS, stories (2016, Thought Catalog Books)
THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG, a novel (2015, CCLaP Publishing in North America, and 2018, Guangdong Economic Publishing Group in China)

Literary Hub
When Novelists Become Method Actors” (2019)

APPLE, TREE: Essays on Seeing Our Parents and Seeing Ourselves, Edited by Lise Funderburg (University of Nebraska Press)
“Self-Made Men” (September 2019)

“Let Me Pass Away” (September 2017)

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

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

The Offing
“My Horoscopic Disadvantages” (forthcoming 2019)

Cleaver Magazine
“4:44” (forthcoming 2019) 

Five 2 One
“Sugar Cubes” (Aug 2019)

Heavy Feather Review: The Future print issue
“My SMS” (May 2019)

Bending Genres
The Okay Spa” (April 2019)

Cosmonauts Avenue
The Game Cellar” (March 2019)

Drunk Monkeys
Passing Days” (January 2019)

BULL: Men’s Fiction
The Legend of Jon Bamboo” (November 2018)

Joyland Magazine
The Other You’s” (October 2018)

Vol.1 Brooklyn
Confessions of the Lovestruck” (August 2018)

X-Ray Magazine
FriendHyre” (August 2018)

Atticus Review
“The Whitener” (June 2018)

Five 2 One
“Sated” (March 2018)

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)

Willapa Bay AiR (2018)
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)

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)

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

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley (Summer 2019)
The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College (2017-present)

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