The Speculative Literature Foundation is pleased to announce Ysabelle Cheung as the winner of the 2023 Diverse Writers Grant.



The Diverse Writers grant is intended to support speculative fiction writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups — such as writers of color, women, queer writers, disabled writers, etc. — whose marginalized identities may present additional obstacles in the writing and publishing process.

Cheung’s winning piece is “Please, Get Out and Dance.”

Ysabelle Cheung is a writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Her fiction writing has appeared in Granta, Catapult, Slate, and the Rumpus. Her short story ‘Please, Get Out and Dance,’ published in The Margins (AAWW), was nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize. She was awarded the 2021 Nebula Awards SFWA conference scholarship, the 2023 Aspen Words fellowship, and is an alumni of Tin House Workshop. Her essays and cultural criticism have appeared in the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Artforum, and Lithub, among others. She is co-founder of the contemporary art gallery Property Holdings Development Group in Hong Kong. 


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