Loan Le

Loan is the author of A Pho Love Story, a rom-com published by Simon & Schuster's Books for Young Readers. She is also a book editor at Atria Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint. She graduated from Fairfield University with her bachelor's degree in 2014 and her MFA degree in 2017. In addition to her YA writing, Loan writes adult short stories—mostly ghost stories—and her work has appeared in CRAFT Literary, Mud Season Review, and more. Visit her website at writerloanle.com and find her on Twitter @loanloan.

A literary semester

It’s my last semester at Fairfield, so I thought I should take all the classes that I’ve been wanting to take. Why not? Advanced Portfolio Workshop Led by former Crazyhorse editor, Carol Ann Davis, this class is a capstone course for creative writing majors. By the end of this course we are supposed to have […]

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The type of students I despise

I clearly recall the third grade when I participated in a class spelling bee. At that time, I still struggled with spelling and I had let myself think that I could never learn. It was my turn in the spelling bee, and the teacher requested that I spell “beyond.” But I spelled “beyond” as “beyonded.” Everyone starting laughing at me. The room seemed to shrink. I felt my self-esteem crumbling right there. My crush even laughed at me (at this age, such occurrence seemed to damage your entire being).

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