Victoria Blanco is a writer from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where she taught creative writing and composition courses. Her manuscript was a finalist for the 2016 PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers’ Prize. Her research and writing have been supported by a Fulbright Award, research fellowships from the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota State Arts Board grant, a Bakeless Scholarship from Bread Loaf Orion, a writing residency at St. Paul's East Side Freedom Library from Coffee House Press In-the-Stacks, and the 2018 Roxane Gay Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction for the Jack Jones Literary Arts writers' retreat. She was a Fellow in the 2017-2018 Loft Mentor Series.

Victoria’s writing has appeared in Catapult, Fourth Genre, and Bat City Review. 

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