Darlene P. Campos

Fiction Writer

Houston, TX

Author's Bio

Hello! I'm Darlene P. Campos. I was born in Houston, TX in October 1991 to an Ecuadorian family. I'm a graduate from the University of Houston with a BA in English-Creative Writing and a minor in Medicine. In May 2016, I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso's Creative Writing Program. I currently work for Lone Star College System. I am the author of BEHIND MOUNT RUSHMORE and SUMMER CAMP IS CANCELLED, published by Vital Narrative Press. My forthcoming third novel with Vital Narrative Press is HEAVEN ISN'T ME, to be released in 2019.

Publications & Prizes

Bartleby Snopes
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
Elohi Gadugi Journal
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Prizes won: 

Desi Writers' Lounge, Dastaan Award, Fiction (2017), Pen2Paper Finalist, Fiction (2017), Best of the Net Finalist, Nonfiction (2016), Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize, Second Place (2016) Best of the Net Nominee, Fiction (2014) Sylvan N. Karchmer Fiction Prize (2013) Glass Mountain Magazine Contest, Prose Category (2013)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Daniel Wallace, Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, Sandra Cisneros, Jeannette Walls, John Green, RJ Palacio, Oscar Wilde, Carrie Fountain, Stuart Dybek, Elizabeth McCracken, ZZ Packer

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English, Spanish
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Houston, TX
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Last update: May 06, 2019