Vida Cruz-Borja


Vida Cruz-Borja, Writer

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Joined: May 31, 2015
Last Visited: July 12, 2024

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Writer Bio

Vida Cruz-Borja is a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer, editor, artist, tarot reader, and conrunner. Her short fiction and essays have been published in F&SF, Fantasy, Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and various anthologies. She won the 2022 IGNYTE Award for Best Creative Nonfiction for “We are the Mountain: A Look at the Inactive Protagonist,” which was republished in Letters to a Writer of Color (2023). She is the author of two illustrated fantasy short story collections: Beyond the Line of Trees (2019) and the National Book Award-winning Song of the Mango and Other New Myths (2022). Her work in her different fields has been nominated, longlisted, and recommended for the Hugo Award, the British Science Fiction Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. (now Otherwise) Award. She was a 2018 Tiptree Fellow. Currently, she’s a freelance book editor with Tessera Editorial and The Darling Axe.

Writing Style

She tends toward poetic prose that, when cobbled together, is usually about love, relationships, and Philippine mythological creatures--with decolonization, feminism, environmentalism, and other social issues sneaked in.

Writing Goal

I will be finishing off or writing a good chunk of a 20,000+ word novella.

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writing goal:
20000 words written


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