Miah Jeffra

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Miah Jeffra is author of The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic 2017), The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (Sibling Rivalry 2020), and The Violence Almanac (Black Lawrence 2021), and co-editor, with Arisa White and Monique Mero, of the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart (Foglifter 2020). Awards include the New Millennium Prize for fiction, the Sidney Lanier Fiction Prize, The Atticus Review Creative Nonfiction Prize, the Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship, and Lambda Literary Fellowship for nonfiction. Most recent work can be seen in The North American Review, Fourteen Hills Review, The Forge, Litro, Interim, The Atticus Review, Wasafiri and Fifth Wednesday. Miah is founding editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020)
The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic Press, 2017)


Hashtag Queer (Qommunicate Publishing, 2018)
The Violence Almanac (Black Lawrence Press, 2021)
Prizes won: 

New Millennium Prize

Sidney Lanier Fiction Prize

Atticus Review Creative Nonfiction Prize

Oregon Writers Colony Award for Nonfiction

Clark-Gross Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Toni Morrison, Michael Cunningham, Colum McCann, Richard Rodriguez, Angela Davis, Ron Rash, James Baldwin, Annie Proulx, Edward Albee, Douglas Kearney, Arisa White, Bhanu Kapil, Jamie O'Neill, Kazim Ali.

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Last update: Apr 29, 2020