Christine Sloan Stoddard

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Christine Sloan Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American author, artist, filmmaker, theatre-maker, and the founder of Quail Bell Press & Productions. This includes the namesake publication Quail Bell Magazine. Above all, she loves telling stories and exploring storytelling traditions across cultures. Her projects include books, films, performances, photographs, paintings, and other imaginings often merged across genres and media.  Her work spans the fictional, parafictional, dramatic, comedic, and poetic.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia (History Press, 2016)
The Nest: An Anthology of The Unreal (Brandylane, 2016)
Airborne: An Anthology of The Real (Brandylane, 2014)


Naomi & The Reckoning (Finishing Line Press, 2020)


Water for the Cactus Woman (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018)
Lavinia Moves to New York (Underground Voices, 2017)
Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers (Candlewick Press, 2008)
Chica/Mujer (Moria Books, 2017)
Jaguar in the Cotton Field (Another New Calligraphy, 2017)
Ova (Dancing Girl Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

Folio: Magazine's "Top 20 In Their 20s" Media Visionaries; Support Creativity Graduate Scholarship Award; The City College of New York Blance Mason Starkweather Award; The City College of New York Nyman Family Award; Poetry Society of Virginia Student Award; International Cinematographer's Guild Scholarship; USA Today's "Free Spirit in Journalism" Award; Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program; The Washington Post Writing Seminars; Teen Ink Magazine Poem of the Month; Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association; VCUarts Undergraduate Research Grant

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European American, Feminist, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Mixed Race
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Arlington, VA
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Last update: Aug 27, 2020