Samantha Tetangco

Samantha Tetangco is a Filipino-American writer and teacher.  Her short stories, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in dozens of literary magazines including The Sun, Zone 3, Arc Poetry, Gargoyle, Phoebe, Gertrude and others.  She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico and is the Associate Director of Writing at the University of California Merced. 

​​In her dailiness, Tetangco struggles with what it means to be a queer person of color who doesn’t often write about being a queer person of color.  More often, her work revolves around the multitude of places she's once lived and (often) still calls home, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and California's Central Valley where she currently lives with her wife and their two dogs.