Minyoung Lee writes fiction and essays in Oakland, CA. Her work appears in JMWW, Monkeybicycle, Hyphen, and more. Her prose chapbook Claim Your Space was published by Fear No Lit as part of the Submerging Writer Fellowship, which she won in 2019. She is writing a novel based on her experience working on an offshore oil platform off the Louisiana coast.
Minyoung’s work has received support from Tin House Summer Workshop, VONA Summer Workshop, Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, AWP Writer-to-Writer, Antenna: Spillways, the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. She is a fiction reader for Longleaf Review and a member of The Ruby, a women’s arts and letters collective in San Francisco.
Born in Seoul, Minyoung has lived in fifteen cities across four countries. She shares her home with Matisse, an elderly calico cat from Texas. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.
Claim Your Space
Minyoung’s prose chapbook, Claim Your Space, was published by Fear No Lit in March 2020 as part of the Submerging Writer Fellowship, which she won in 2019.
Through a series of evocative and rich vignettes, Claim Your Space tells the classic coming-of-age story using experimental narrative that plays with time, memory, and space.
First edition print copies have been sold out within 5 days of release. Kindle eBook edition is available on Amazon and was an Amazon Kindle Bestseller for 45-Minute Fiction and Literature Short Reads.