Hub City is set to publish memoirist Cinelle Barnes's NEW WRITERS OF COLOR ON THE AMERICAN SOUTH, an anthology of 20 writers' experiences living, working and writing in "the New South," examining issues of sex, gender, academia, family, immigration, health, social justice, sports, music and more. Contributors include Cinelle Barnes, Jaswinder Bolina, Regina Bradley, Jennifer Hope Choi, Tiana Clark, Christena Cleveland, Osayi Endolyn, M. Evelina Galang, Sarah Gambito, Minda Honey, Gary Jackson, Hafizah Geter, Toni Jensen, Aruni Kashyap, Latria Graham, Devi Laskar, Kiese Laymon, Nichole Perkins, Ivelisse Rodriguez, and Natalia Sylvester.
Cinelle Barnes is a memoirist, essayist, and educator from Manila, Philippines, and is the author of MONSOON MANSION: A MEMOIR (Little A, 2018) and MALAYA: ESSAYS ON FREEDOM (Little A, 2019), and the editor of a forthcoming anthology of essays about the American South (Hub City Press, 2020). She earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Converse College. Her writing has appeared in Buzzfeed Reader, Catapult, Literary Hub, Hyphen, Panorama: A Journal of Intelligent Travel, and South 85, among others. Her work has received fellowships and grants from VONA, Kundiman, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund, and the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant. Her debut memoir was listed as a Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 by Bustle and nominated for the 2018 Reading Women Nonfiction Award. Barnes was a WILLA: Women Writing the American West Awards screener and a 2018-19 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards juror, and is the 2018-19 writer-in-residence at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, where she and her family live.