Sydney S. Kim
Sydney S. Kim is a queer, Korean-American writer based in Los Angeles. Her middle name is Sujin. She writes fiction and hybrid prose-poetry, and sometimes dabbles in interactive fiction. Her work touches on issues of queer identity, race, family narrative, mythology, geology, and biology. Her short fiction often edges on the softer side of fantasy and science fiction.
Among her favorite writers are Clarice Lispector, Nathanaël, Janice Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Anne Carson, Qiu Miaojin, N.K. Jemisin, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Anne Boyer. Sydney’s current reading list: Genevieve Hudson’s Pretend We Live Here, Ben Marcus’ Notes from the Fog, How Do I Look? by Sennah Yee, Soap for the Dogs by Stacey Tran, Seth Dickinson’s The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Renee Gladman’s Ravicka series, Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under, and a couple of newly translated Japanese novellas by Hideo Furukawa and Mieko Kawakami.
Her short story, “The Haenyeo’s Daughter,” is featured in issue 18 of wildness. Her work is also forthcoming in American Literary Review, Jellyfish Review, and Sinister Wisdom (guest edited by Vi Khi Nao). She recently had the honor of being shortlisted for the 2018 Metatron Prize for Rising Authors for her prose-poetry chapbook, Dream Snake. Sydney has published artist’s books and zines with Publication Studio and Social Malpractice. Her photography and drawings can be found in Eights and &Review.
In her free time, she enjoys baking bread and pizza, playing video games, and hanging out with her girlfriend and their pet rabbit.