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Lis Sipin
Lis Sipin (They/Them)
General Education

AMDA Faculty since: 2021

Melissa "Lis" R. Sipin is a writer from Carson, California. They won Submittable's Eliza So Fellowship (2017), Poets & Writers' Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Readings & Workshop Fellowship (2016), Glimmer Train's Fiction Open (2013), and the Washington Square Review's Flash Fiction Prize (2014). They co-edited Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology on Philippine myths (the historic Filipinx American publisher, Carayan Press), and their work is in LitHub, Salon, Black Warrior Review, Prairie Schooner, and Guernica Magazine, among others. Their fiction has won scholarships and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Kundiman Fiction Retreat, Sewanee Writers' Conference, and they are represented by Sarah Levitt at Aevitas Creative Management. They are hard at work on a novel inspired by their grandmother's capture in WWII Philippines and the recovery of repressed memories as a survivor of intergenerational trauma.


M.F.A., English, Writing, Mills College
B.A., English, University of Southern California