May 19, 2024


Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Kristen Simental is a Mexican-American author and is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Five South. She has had several pieces published in The Los Angeles Press, Sheriff Nottingham, and The Los Angeles Review of Books PubLab. She is a two-time Kenyon Writer’s Workshop Fellow and a Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop Fellow. Her novella, “Why, Arizona,” was a finalist for the 2019/20 deGroot Prize at the Miami Book Fair. You can find her on Twitter at @kris10simental