Soma Mei Sheng Frazier’s debut novel is forthcoming from Henry Holt & Co. in 2024, represented by Victoria Sanders & Associates. She is Founding Editor of Subnivean, the undergraduate-staffed literary publication of the State University of New York at Oswego. Her work has eared nods from authors and entities ranging from HBO to Zoetrope: All-Story; from Nikki Giovanni to Daniel “Lemony Snicket” Handler to Sarah Shun-lien Bynum to Billy Collins.

Frazier has published three award-winning prose chapbooks: Salve, Don’t Give Up on Alan Greenspan and Collateral Damage: A Triptych. You can also find her stories and poems in ZYZZYVA, Hyphen, Story, Glimmer Train (RIP), The Mississippi Review, Eclectica Magazine, Carve Magazine, Kore Press and more—or read her interviews with CBSSF Weekly, Women’s Quarterly Conversation and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and won accolades including being named Notable by the storySouth Million Writers Award.

Soma relocated from California—where she’s served as a San Francisco Library Laureate—to New York in 2019, for a professorship in creative writing and digital storytelling at SUNY Oswego.  

Before returning to her native East Coast, Soma served as Chair and Associate Professor of English and the Humanities at University of Silicon Valley. She’s taught at the Sarah Lawrence College Summer High School Writers Program, the University of San Francisco, Oakland School for the Arts, Holy Names University, Gavilan College and Valhalla Women’s Correctional Facility—and worked at KQED, a premier national public media source located in the Bay Area.

Literary Agent:
Victoria Sanders, of Victoria Sanders & Associates

2 Responses to “About”
  1. Kyle Freeman says:

    Just read Flyaways in Glimmertrain. Shades of  Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun. Accurate capture of the  sobering centering that occurs when a mother dies (saw mine leave a few years back under similar circumstances). Some Thomas Mann angst over the loss of a home to go home to again on the last page. I loved it. 

    • somafrazier says:

      Kyle, a thousand thanks for your kind words re. “Flyaways.” I’m ridonkulously bad about keeping up with my website (and just saw your note tonight) but am bowled over by your gracious message. The way we – and our loved ones – exit can be beautiful and ugly and painful and a balm, all at once, right? Really glad you related to the story, and I’ve gotta ask: are you a writer? Either way, you’re a very astute reader, and I’m humbled and honored by your note re. Trumbo.

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