Ra’Niqua Lee writes to share her particular visions of love and the South. She earned an MFA in fiction from Georgia State University in 2018, and she is currently at Emory pursuing a PhD in late nineteenth/early twentieth century African American literature with a focus on spatial and Black queer feminist theories. She is the managing editor for the open-access, peer-reviewed research journal Southern Spaces, and she is an assistant fiction editor for Split Lip Magazine.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Indiana Review, Passages North, and elsewhere. Her nominations include Pushcarts, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Micro Fictions. She has received support from New York State Summer Writers Institute. She was a 2022 Voodoonauts Fellow, a Kenyon Review and Tin House Summer Workshop participant and a resident of Sundress Academy for the Arts’ Firefly Farmhouse. The Georgia Writers Association awarded her the 2021 John Lewis Writing Grant for fiction. Her flash collection FOR WHAT AILS YOU is forthcoming from ELJ Editions in 2023.
Every word is in honor of her little sister, Nesha, who battled schizoaffective disorder until the very end.
For her always.