– “Bean Soup, or Lessons in Time.” (short story). 1st place winner of the Rigel Prize. (Sept. 2021)
– “Reaching Back.” (short story) Digging Through the Fat. (March 2021).
– “The Fourth.” (short story) Carve Magazine. (October 2020) Selected by Pam Houston as the 2nd place winner of the 2020 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. October 2020.
– “La Siguanaba.” (short story) Spanglish Voces. (October 2020)
– “The End of the World.” (short story) Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives. Eds. Miguel M. Morales, Bruce Owens Grimm and Tiff Ferentini. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2021.
– “Los Brothers.” (short story) The Acentos Review. August 2011.
“Baby, Beautiful.” From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction. Eds. Charles Rice-Gonzalez and Charlie Vázquez. New York: Lethe Press, 2011.
– “Broke and Brown and Seventeen.” Know the Names of Things. Intersection for the Arts. (2010)
– “Love Letter in Black.” Westwind. UCLA. (2009)

– “My Abuela.” (short essay). Abuela Stories. January 2021.
– “Books Can Only Take You So Far.” (lyrical essay – reprint). fresh.ink. October 2020.
– “Books Can Only Take You So Far.” (lyrical essay) Kweli: A Literary Journal. October 2014.
-“On Rigoberto González” (introduction)  25 for 25: Outstanding Contemporary LGBT Authors and Those They Inspired. 2013.

– “Happier New Year.433 Magazine. (Jan. 2022)
– “Ode to My Fat Self.433 Magazine. (Sept. 2020)
– “Four Glimpses.” 433 Magazine. (June 2020)
– “A Working Class Prayer.” Spanglish Voces. (May 2020)
– “A Working Class Prayer.433 Magazine. (May 2020)
– “Los Angeles at a Distance.” Westwind. UCLA. (2008).

Meeting Faith: An Interview with Faith Adiele.” Switchback. 11/2010.
St. Montgomery Clift: An Interview with Noel Alumit.” Switchback. 04/2011.

– “The Madonnas of Echo Park.” [book review]. Switchback. 08/30/2011.
– “Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa.” [book review]. Being Latino. 08/24/2011.
“What My Abuela Taught Me About The Dharma.” Being Latino. 07/20/2011
“The First Date: Five Tips for Young Gay Men.” Being Latino. 06/27/2011
– “Sharing Cultura: Fried Rice, Tapatio, and Egg Foo Young.Being Latino. 04/07/2011
– “Rhyme and Reading for El Salvador’s Children.” El Tecolote. 08/11/2010. Also en español.
– “Equal Rights Advocates Celebrates 36th Anniversary Luncheon.” El Tecolote. 07/15/2010. Also en españ0l.
– “Renovated Mission Clubhouse Returns to Alabama Street.” El Tecolote. 06/30/2010.  Also en español.


Tin House Summer Workshop, 2022.
– 1st place winner, Rigel 2021 Literary Prize, 2021.
– Finalist, Digging Press Chapbook Competition. 2021.
– 2nd place, Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. 2020.
Lambda Literary Fellowship. 2011.
Intergenerational Writing Lab Fellowship. 2010.