Yesenia Flores Diaz

Writer in Maryland

Yesenia Flores Diaz

Writer in Maryland

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Yesenia's short story "Don't Call Me Nena" was selected as first place winner in the 2017 Montgomery Writes! Fiction Contest. She won the 2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize for her essay "Abuela, My Redeemer." She is a two-time alumna of the VONA Voices Memoir Workshop, a past participant of The OpEd Project's Write To Change the World Seminar and AWP's Writer to Writer Mentorship Program. Yesenia is grateful for generous support received from the Highlights Foundation as well as The Muse & The Marketplace. She is a member of AWP and SCBWI (MD/DE/WV chapter).