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A.J. Rodriguez


About A.J.

A.J. Rodriguez is a Chicano writer born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Oregon’s MFA program, where he received the Logsdon Fiction Award. His work has been supported by MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Kerouac Project. His stories have won CRAFT’s Flash Fiction Contest, the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize, second place in Salamander’s Fiction Contest, and the Kinder/Crump Award for Short Fiction from Pleiades, judged by Jonathan Escoffery. His fiction also appears in New England Review, Passages North, The Common, and elsewhere. He is represented by Alexa Stark at Writers House and the forty-third annual Writer-in-Residence at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.


  • Applying for Awards and Fellowships
  • Cultural Consulting
  • Essay
  • Memoir
  • Non-Fiction
  • Novel
  • Preparing the MFA Application
  • Publishing & Promotion
  • Short Fiction

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A.J.'s Works

  • Americanos

    Short Story Published in Issue 57 of Salamander; Second Place Winner of Salamander's Fiction Contest

    Type: Other

  • Lenguaje

    Short Story Published in Issue 44 of Passages North

    Type: Other

  • Bendiciones

    Shorty Story Published in Issue 102 of Crazyhorse (now swampink); Winner of the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize; Finalist for the Indiana Review Fiction Prize; Shortlisted for the Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers

    Type: Other

  • De Nuevo

    Winner of CRAFT's Flash Fiction Contest

    Type: Other

  • Callejeros

    Shorty Story Published in Issue 30 of New Ohio Review; Finalist in New Ohio Review's Fiction Contest; Finalist for the Robert Day Award for Fiction

    Type: Other

  • Papel Picado

    Short story published in Issue 27 of The Common

    Type: Other