About

Vida CruzVida Cruz is a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer. Her short fiction has been published or is forthcoming from Expanded Horizons, Writers of the Future vol. 34, Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good, Phantazein, and the Philippine Speculative Fiction series of anthologies.

She won First Place for the second quarter of the 2017 Writers of the Future contest for her novelette “Odd and Ugly.”

Vida 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, GMA News Online, and The Philippine Online Chronicles.

You can currently find her working on a novel, half a dozen short fiction projects, or an otome game narrative.

Drop her a line at hello@vidacruz.org.

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