Chavonn Shen

Chavonn Williams Shen was the first place winner for the 2018 Landlocked Magazine poetry contest, the winner of the 2017 Still I Rise grant, and first runner-up for the 2018 Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction Contest. She was a 2017 Best of the Net Award finalist, 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, a winner of the 2016-2017 Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose through the Loft Literary Center, and a 2016 fellow through the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Her poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in: Yemassee, Los Angeles Review, Permafrost Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere.


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