Yalitza Ferreras is a recent Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. Her writing appears in Best American Short Stories 2016, Colorado Review, and the anthologies: Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education and Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan where she won the Thesis Prize, and is the recipient of fellowships and awards from Yaddo, Djerassi Resident Artists, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women, San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and Voices of Our Nation.

 

Work:

Best American Short Stories 2016

Short story - "The Letician Age"
Edited by Junot Díaz and Heidi Pitlor
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Fall 2016

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Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women

Short story - "The Day's List"
Edited by Erika M. Martínez
University of Georgia Press - Spring 2016

Colorado Review

Short story - "The Letician Age"
Spring 2015

Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education

Non-Fiction - "Scrambled Channels"
Edited by Jennifer De Leon
Spring 2014 - University of Nebraska Press