Celeste Chen


* = nominations, which can be found on NOMS

Best Small Fiction 2022 for 'Dennis Lee & Our Souls'
Selected by Sonder Press

Winner, X-R-A-Y Special QTPOC Issue with 'Yang Lianting Redux'
Judged by Daisuke Shen & Liz Crowder

Finalist, CRAFT Literary 2021 Short Fiction Prize with 'your body is a memory in motion'
Judged by Kirstin Valdez Quade

Winner, Pigeon Pages 2021 Summer Flash Contest with 'Second Cart Sisters'
Judged by Dantiel W. Moniz

Winner, Sine Theta Magazine 2021 Summer Writing Contest with 'The Wedding Dress'
Judged by R.F. Kuang

5x Pushcart-nominated: "[chinatown restaurant]," "Flood Stories," "sing-sing," "The Wedding Dress," "Nuwa"
4x Best Small Fictions nominated: "Dennis Lee & Our Souls," "Vows," "Antioch," "Bunny, Three Ways"
1x Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology nomination & 1x Best American Short Stories nomination: "Nuwa"


Celeste Chen writes in her living room, which smells like turpentine.

If you have nice things to say, feel free to email me at [email protected]