Alex Romero is an American writer born and raised in Queens, New York. After earning his BA at Sarah Lawrence College, he taught English in a fishing village in the northwest of France. He is a 2023 Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Voices Fellow. In 2022, he was the recipient of the Matt Leone Fellowship at Colgate University. He has been featured or is forthcoming in Michigan Quarterly Review, The Coachella Review, Literary Hub, and others. His work has received support from the Southampton Writers’ Conference, the Jane Hoppen Residency at Paragraph, the de Groot Foundation, and the Unterberg Poetry Center. Through his writing, he explores Filipino-American immigrant life, intergenerational trauma, multicultural understanding, and queer coming-of-age. He is completing his MFA in fiction at Columbia University, where he was awarded a Chair's Fellowship. He also led a creative writing workshop for eleventh graders at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. He is at work on a story collection titled Our Little Manila.