Vida Cruz is a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer, editor, artist, tarot reader, and conrunner. Her short fiction and essays have been published or are forthcoming from Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and various anthologies. She has been nominated, longlisted, and recommended for the Hugo Award, the British Science Fiction Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. (now Otherwise) Award. She was a 2018 Tiptree Fellow and in 2019, she published her first fantasy short story collection, Beyond the Line of Trees. Currently, she’s a freelance book editor with The Darling Axe and is co-director of FiyahCon Fringe BonFiyah under the larger umbrella of FIYAHCON, a BIPOC-centered convention for science fiction and fantasy readers and writers.
Vida also won First Place for the second quarter of the 2017 Writers of the Future contest for her novelette “Odd and Ugly.” She attended the 2014 Clarion Writers Workshop in San Diego, California; the 51st Silliman University National Writers Workshop (Fellow for Fiction); and the 20th Iligan National Writers Workshop (Fellow for Novel-in-Progress). In 2016, she was also a fellow at the first Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop.
She has also written a variety of articles for the National Book Development Board, the UK’s Postcolonial Studies Association, Spot.ph, GMA News Online, and The Philippine Online Chronicles.
You can find her working on a novel, half a dozen short fiction projects, or an otome game narrative. She lives in Manila with her family and 10 memeable dogs.
Drop her a line at email@example.com if you’d like advice on your own writing, a commission, or a tarot reading.