Subraj Singh

Singh Subraj
PhD Candidate, Graduate Instructor, Maxwell Fellowship

PhD English and Creative Writing (Fiction), University of Missouri, in progress

MFA Creative Writing (Fiction), University of Maryland 

BA English (Literature), University of Guyana

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study:

  • Creative Writing

Subraj Singh (he/him) is a fiction writer from Guyana. His work often focuses on folklore, sexuality, and the postcolonial experience.

Awards and Honors

University of Maryland’s Katharine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, 2024

Chautauqua Janus Prize (Finalist), 2024

Workshop Fellowship Award, Key West Literary Seminar, 2024

Lambda Literary Retreat Fellow, 2023

Tin House Summer Workshop Scholar, 2023

Clarion West, Recipient of the Elliott Alexander Memorial Scholarship, 2022

Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize (Shortlist), 2019

Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Journalism Fellow, 2018

Honorary Fellow in Writing, University of Iowa, 2017

Resident, International Writing Program, University of Iowa, 2017

Selected Publications

“In the Shape of a Man Whose Feet Face Backwards,” Gulf Coast (forthcoming 2024)

“Ship Sister,” New England Review, 2023

“All That Hunger, All That Thirst” (Pushcart Prize Nominee), AGNI, 2023

“Serpentarium,” Southern Humanities Review, 2023 

“Devil in the Village,” Columbia Journal, 2023

“The Bridge,” ImageOut Write, 2018

“The Creek,” A World of Prose for CSEC, 2017

“Shame” The Arts Journal, 2016

Areas of Study