Victoria (she/her) is a second-generation Korean American writer who was born in Virginia. She currently supports college students with their academic and creative writing and leads creative writing workshops for teens. Victoria has published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She is a Kundiman Fellow, a VONA/Voices alumna, and was Co-Fiction Editor of Apogee Journal. She also received support from Vermont Studio Center and led creative writing workshops for New York Writers Coalition. She lives in New York City.
Victoria likes to talk with writers about their intentions and goals for a story. She’s passionate about evocative dialogue and characters in the midst of recalibrating their moral compass.
She developed her editing skills while at Apogee Journal, a literary journal that prioritizes under-served populations. In this space, she provided authors with grounded, supportive feedback on their pieces and discussed the impact of portraying specific identities.
Victoria is eager to see complex female-identifying protagonists of color wrestling with systems. She savors intergenerational tales and critiques of the American Dream.
She reads contemporary adult fiction, personal essays, magical realism, science fiction, and dystopian stories.
Sensitivity / Expert
- Korean American
- 2nd generation immigrants
- Chronic illness
- Multi-lingual households
- Growing up in a white-dominated southern city as a person of color (specifically Charlottesville, Virginia)
- Racism (including internalized racism and institutional racism)
- Sexualization of East Asian women
- Anti Asian abuse
Contemporary adult fiction Personal essays Magical realism Science fiction Apocalyptic Dystopian stories literary fiction creative nonfiction history mental health psychology
What Clients Say
I received prompt and professional assistance, with S&S in constant communication with me, including telling me what they couldn’t do for me (One day, hopefully soon, I will find that mythical Mongolian cultural consultant…). The advice I got for my manuscript was in-depth, practical and illuminating, including links to multiple resources I would not have otherwise found. Victoria was nothing but helpful and I would recommend her as a Korean and queer cultural consultant in a heartbeat.