Christine Sloan Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American author, artist, and filmmaker. She is the founder of Quail Bell Press & Productions, including Quail Bell Magazine and the Badass Lady-Folk podcast. As an author, her titles include Heaven is a Photograph (CLASH Books), Naomi & The Reckoning (Finishing Line Press), Two Plays (Table Work Press), Belladonna Magic (Shanti Arts), Desert Fox by the Sea (Hoot 'n' Waddle), Water for the Cactus Woman (Spuyten Duyvil), and Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press), among others. Her chapbooks have been published by Dancing Girl Press, Semiperfect Press, AngelHousePress, Another New Calligraphy, and other publishers. You can find her work in Ms. Magazine, Bustle, The Feminist Wire, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, Digital America, Native Peoples Magazine, Amazon.com's Day One, and beyond. She has also written for stage, screen, and radio/podcasts. Her first feature film, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, is Sirena's Gallery. Stoddard is a graduate of VCUarts in Richmond, Virginia and The City College of New York-CUNY in Manhattan.

Other Works

  • Naomi & The Reckoning

  • Her Plumage: An Anthology of Women's Writings From Quail Bell Magazine

  • Two Plays: True Believer by Justin Hehir and Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares by Christine Sloan Stoddard

  • Hello, New York: The Living And Dead

  • Belladonna Magic: Spells in the Form of Poetry & Photography

  • Desert Fox by the Sea

  • Force Fed

  • Things Mother Said To Me During Puberty

  • Water for the Cactus Woman

  • Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia


Awards and Recognition

  • "Ms. Muse," Ms. Magazine
  • "Poet of the Month," Brooklyn Poets
  • Table Work Press National Playwriting Competition
  • FOLIO:'s Top 20 Media Visionaries in their 20s
  • Puffin Foundation's National Emerging Artist Grant
  • 1st Place - Arts & Humanities, The City College of New York's Graduate Student Research Symposium
  • Blanche Mason Starkweather Award, The City College of New York