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Kristen Simental is a Mexican-American author and the founder and publisher of Five South. She’s had several pieces published in Friday Flash Fiction, The Los Angeles Press, Sheriff Nottingham, and The Los Angeles Review of Books PubLab. She is a twice Kenyon Writer’s Workshop Fellow, and a Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop Fellow. Her novella, “Why, Arizona” was one of two finalists for the 2019/20 deGroot Prize at the Miami Book Fair. 

Video: Interview with Becky Tuch about our editorial process at Five South.


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The Way Things Were, Have Been, Will Be, Are - Eunoia Review (coming soon)

Monsoon Season - Friday Flash Fiction
Hunger and Lonliness - 100 Words of Solitude
Unpatriotic - LARB PubLab

Up, Up, and Away - The Los Angeles Press

Skipping Stones - Sheriff Nottingham

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