Patricia Q. Bidar

Fiction Writer

San Leandro, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Patricia Quintana Bidar is a Western writer from the Port of Los Angeles area. Her collection of short fiction, Pardon Me For Moonwalking, will be published by Unsolicited Press in 2025.

Bidar is an alum of the U.C. Davis Graduate writing program, where she taught creative writing and earned a M.A. in English. She also holds a B.A. in Filmmaking. Patricia’s writing has appeared in The Pinch, SmokeLong Quarterly, Atticus Review, Wigleaf, and Pithead Chapel, among many other fine journals. Her stories have been widely anthologized, including in Flash Fiction America (W.W. Norton, 2023), Best Microfiction 2023 (Pelekinesis Press), and Best Small Fictions 2023 (Alternating Current Press).

Patricia serves as a Submissions Editor at SmokeLong Quarterly. Apart from fiction, she works as a freelance editor and writer for nonprofit organizations improving our world. She lives with her family and unusual dog outside of Oakland, CA.

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Publications & Prizes

Best Microfiction (Pelekinesis, 2023)
Best Small Fictions (Alternating Current Press, 2023)
Flash Fiction America (Norton, 2023)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Lech by Sara Lippmann, Blur by Dan Crawley

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Born in: 
Inglewood, CA
Raised in: 
San Pedro, CA
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Last update: Oct 17, 2023