Victoria is a 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 sharp dialogue and characters in the midst of recalibrating their moral compass. 

She developed her editing skills when she was co-fiction editor for Apogee Journal, a literary journal that prioritizes under-served populations. In this role, she provided authors with grounded, supportive feedback on their pieces and discussed the impact of portraying specific identities. 

As a Korean American child of immigrants, she is eager to see complex female-identifying protagonists of color. She admires intergenerational tales that challenge the American Dream. 

She reads contemporary adult fiction, personal essays, magical realism, science fiction, and dystopian stories.

 

  Sensitivity / Expert

  • Korean-American
  • Domestic violence
  • First-generation immigration

 Preferred Genres

Contemporary adult fiction  Personal essays  Magical realism  Science fiction  Apocalyptic  Dystopian stories  literary fiction  creative nonfiction  history  mental health  psychology 

 Avoided Genres

Erotica