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Bryan Vale

Bryan Vale is a writer who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes fiction and poetry in addition to working as a marketing copywriter (and, briefly, a janitor!). His fiction and poetry have been published in or are upcoming in Curio Cabinet Magazine, Trash to Treasure Lit, Alien Buddha Zine, Constellations, and All Existing Literary Magazine, among others.

Bryan was born in San Francisco and grew up in the East Bay city of Concord. He studied Spanish and Latin American Literature at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, spending one semester in Querétaro, Mexico. After graduating in 2012, Bryan returned to the Bay Area, where he has worked on perfecting his writing skills ever since.

Much of Bryan's work is set in beautiful Northern California, often focusing particularly on the contrast between socioeconomic classes in one of the most expensive regions in the world. See some of Bryan's recent publications below!

Recent Publications

"The Last Flour Truck." Quibble, Issue 11, August 2023.

"Elementary School." Friday Flash Fiction, August 3, 2023.

"Social Distancing." Alien Buddha Zine, Issue 53, pp. 60-68, August 2023.


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Nominated for Best of the Net!

Bryan's poem "lost in the everglades: or, how life feels to me" has been nominated for the Best of the Net anthology by All Existing Literary Magazine.

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