Gabriela Garcia is the author of the novel Of Women and Salt (Flatiron Books, 2021). Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry, Tin House, Iowa Review, Zyzzyva, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, and many other journals. She is a Steinbeck fellow at San Jose State University and has held residencies from Lighthouse Works, Sarabande Books, and the Keller Estate. She has an MFA in fiction from Purdue.
The Value of Support
"While I am proud of my accomplishments as a writer, I cannot pretend that only my own hard work and perseverance led me here. I am indebted to the women writers who carved a path so that my own voice could find an audience, and I am indebted to the mentors who opened doors I didn’t even know existed or didn’t dare dream could open before me. The Rona Jaffe Foundation not only opened these doors, but also introduced me to a community of writers eager to champion each other’s work. I am not interested in success if I can’t bring a community with me, and this is one of which I am particularly proud to belong."