Meet the 2012 Emerging Voices Fellows!

Jonathan Alfi was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 2008, he earned a Bachelors of Arts in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. Alfi lives in Venice, California, and is writing his first novel, Saint with Lipstick.
Amanda Fletcher, a Toronto native, received her kinesiology degree from McMaster University in 1998. She has been a resident of the United States for the past twelve years and now makes her home in Venice, California. Her current project is a memoir entitled HALO: The Crowning of a Marginal Life.

Rayne Gasper, a 2010 UCLA Kirkwood Literary Award nominee, was born and raised in Lynn, Massachusetts, and earned a BA in American History at Boston University. Rayne currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is at work on her debut collection of stories, If Anyone Was Going to Die It Should Have Been You.

Nathan Go was born and raised in the Southern Philippines. He graduated from University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts with a BFA in Screenwriting. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is working on his first short story collection, Beware Ladies Uncircumcised Men.

Chelsea Hodson, originally from Phoenix, received her BA in journalism from the University of Arizona in 2009. She has worked as a Space Grant intern for NASA’s Phoenix Mars Mission. Her chapbook, BEACH CAMP, was published in 2010. Chelsea lives in Los Angeles and is writing an essay collection.

Sacha A. Howells grew up in Canada, Libya, and Bakersfield, California. His work has been performed at the New Short Fiction Series; published in Gauntlet Magazine, Menda City Review, and Coachella Review; and is forthcoming in an anthology from Forest Publications. He is at work on his first novel, about the once-and-future hair-metal superstars Juggernott. He lives with his wife and daughter behind the Sunset Strip Guitar Center.