Vida Cruz

Vida Cruz-Borja is a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer, editor, artist, and conrunner. Her short fiction and essays have been published or are forthcoming from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and various anthologies. Her work has been nominated, longlisted, and recommended for the Ignyte Award, Hugo Award, the British Science Fiction Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. (now Otherwise) Award. She is the author of two illustrated short story collections: Beyond the Line of Trees (2019) and Song of the Mango and Other New Myths (2022). She lives in Manila with her husband and three dogs.

Panelist Links

Related Events

Assembling a Short Story Collection (sponsored by Kurth Lampe Worldwide)

June 5, 2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Please note: all times are displayed in the Pacific timezone. Timezone calculator

Join short fiction writers for a discussion about best practices for assembling and publishing a collection of your own stories.

Worldbuilding in Tight Spaces (sponsored by Uncanny)

June 6, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please note: all times are displayed in the Pacific timezone. Timezone calculator

Authors discuss techniques for worldbuilding quickly in short stories.

The Challenge of Writing with ADD

May 20, 2022 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Please note: all times are displayed in the Pacific timezone. Timezone calculator

Panelists: Luke Elliott, Arkady Martine, Vida Cruz and Robin Rowland (moderator)

No matter your age or experience, writers with ADD face unique challenges in creating and completing a project. Authors with lived experience discuss the challenges and triumphs in their careers.

Publishing Short Stories and Collections

May 20, 2022 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Please note: all times are displayed in the Pacific timezone. Timezone calculator

Panelists: Wole Talabi, Vida Cruz, T. R. Napper, Mari Ness and Eugen Bacon (moderator)

It starts with one story, but want to revisit the world, or you aren’t finished exploring this them. Once you’ve built a collection, how do you approach publication when most short stories are accepted one at a time? This panel talks about the business of traditionally publishing short story collections, from writers who have done so.

Outside the Western Anglophone Hegemony: A Conversation on Writing by Asian Writers

October 8, 2022 6:00 am to 7:00 am

Please note: all times are displayed in the Pacific timezone. Timezone calculator

Join us as we highlight the experiences of Asian writers who publish in English language and US markets. Asian writers from across the globe will compare their craft, share tropes and traditions, and celebrate their influences.