About Yong

Yong Takahashi is the author of four books of fiction and poetry. She was a finalist in The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Southern Fried Karma Novel Contest, Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest, The Writers’ Mastermind Short Story Contest, and The Sexton Prize for Poetry.

Yong’s YA dystopian novel, Camp Detroit, will be published in 2024.

She is currently working on a fantasy trilogy.  

Some Awards

Red Clay Writers Conference Scholarship
StoryStudio Chicago Scholarship
Chattahoochee Valley Writers National Short Story contest 1st place
Writer’s Digest’s Write It Your Way Contest 1st place
Gemini Magazine Fiction Contest 2nd place
Il Chiostro Writing Contest 3rd place and stipend to study in Tuscany, Italy
Starving Writers Contest 3rd place
Atlanta Writers Club Flash Fiction Contest 3rd place
Atlanta Writers Club Conference Best Pitch
Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing Finalist
Exit 271 Flash Fiction Contest Finalist
Online Writing Tips Story Prize Finalist
Southern Fried Karma Novel Contest Finalist
Georgia Writers Association Flash Fiction Contest Finalist
The Sexton Prize for Poetry Finalist
The Writers Mastermind Short Story Contest Finalist
Eyewear Publishing Finalist

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