Yong-Yu Huang

I study English and Computer Science at Northwestern University.
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Selected publications


"Dear Vincent" | The Adroit Journal
"I have abandoned my old haunts" | The Penn Review
"Wasteland" | superstition review
"Greenery" | The Offing
"Dali and the Finer Points of Memory" | Waxwing
"City Lights as Myth" | Strange Horizons
"Aviary" | Passages North
"Roadside Memorabilia" | Counterclock Journal
"Ithaca" | Frontier Poetry
"Boys in the Water" | Up the Staircase Quarterly
"Radium Girls" | The Interlochen Review


"Hauntings" | Northwestern University, One Book One Northwestern
Reflecting Pool" | Cheap Pop Lit, Best Small Fictions 2022 (reprint)
"Aperture" | Sine Theta Magazine
"Butterfly Kingdom" | Counterclock Journal
"Vestigial Structures" | The Interlochen Review


"Malaysian Cinema: An Intricate Tale of Pride and Prejudice" | Penang Monthly
"Claiming Right of Place in Malaysian Cinema for Indigenous Stories | Penang Monthly
"Addressing Cultural Taboos and Alleviating Period Poverty" | Penang Monthly
"Comparing Values Across Space and Time" | Penang Monthly
"Dropping Poetry Art on Unsuspecting Readers" | Penang Monthly
"“Facing” Abstract Creatures Makes Them Relatable in Penang" | Penang Monthly



Semifinalist | Gregory Djanikian Scholars, the Adroit Journal
Semifinalist | The Adroit Prizes


2022 Narrative Magazine “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest, judged by Jericho Brown | Finalist
2022 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine | Honorable Mention
"Reflecting Pool" included in Best Small Fictions Anthology 2022
2022 Ocean Bowseat Contest | Distinguished Honorable Mention


Arthur Flowers Short Fiction Prize | Finalist
Foyle Young Poets 2021| Commended
Passage North's Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize | Winner
Counterclock Awards | Prose Winner
Columbia College Chicago's Young Authors Writing Competition | Finalist
Princeton University's Leonard L. Milberg Poetry Prize | Honorable Mention
The Kenyon Review's Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize | Honorable Mention
Sine Theta Summer Writing Contest, judged by RF Kuang | Shortlist


The New York Times' Personal Narrative Contest | Finalist
Georgetown Literary Festival "Wake Me Up When It's Over" Contest | Teen Winner


Managing Editor // Dishsoap Quarterly
Poetry Reader // Palette Poetry
Executive Editor (2019-2021) // Polyphony Lit
Poetry Reader (2020-2021) // EX/POST Magazine