Noelle Q. de Jesus

Noelle Q. de Jesus has an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Bowling Green State University, and her stories have seen print in noted literary journals and anthologies in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. She has also had work selected for publication in Jentayu, Feminist Studies, and Puerto del Sol. Her first collection of short fiction, BLOOD Collected Stories, published by Ethos Books Singapore in 2015, won the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award for the Short Story category. She conceptualized and edited a fast fiction anthology series Fast Food Fiction Short Short Stories To Go and Fast Food Fiction Delivery (2003 and 2015, Anvil Publishing Philippines). She has also penned a children's story book, and a chick-lit novel, Mrs MisMarriage (Marshall Cavendish International 2008) under her married name, Noelle Chua. Noelle was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Filipino parents, grew up in the Philippines, and currently lives in Singapore where she is a freelance writer and editor. She and her husband have raised a daughter and a son. She is currently at work on a second short story collection, of which "Wanting" is a part, and simultaneously, on her first novel.

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Lauren Bender interviews
Noelle Q. de Jesus


Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Noelle Q. de Jesus, our Issue #28 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her experiences in workshops, and her inspiration for the short story “Wanting.”… Read more

"The Thrill of Her Slipperiest Flesh" by Bill Wolak, Collage



By Noelle Q. de Jesus

Through this long summer, I’ve been desperately and quite pathetically in love with Eloisa Tuason, our neighbor from down the street. From the start, it’s been more than infatuation. Any man, married or not, can pass a woman on the street and think she’s gorgeous, and by the time he gets to wherever he’s going, he’s forgotten her….
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