Esmé Michelle Watkins



Esmé Michelle Watkins is a writer and attorney from Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Anomaly Journal, and elsewhere. She is the former fiction editor of Apogee Journal and Blackberry: A Magazine, and a former co-literary coordinator of the Mixed Remixed Literary Festival. Esmé was named a finalist for the Yemasse Fiction Prize (2017), and is a recipient of fellowships from the Jacob Waletzky Fund, Callaloo, Kimbilio, and Columbia University.




Appeared in Boston Review

"This is how I will always think of Mammì. Covering my eyes before I can cover hers."


Creative Non-Fiction
Appeared in Indiana Review 
Winter 2016 Volume 38, Number 2



Interview with Read to Write Stories

"Xochimilco" featured in "7 Craft Lessons Every Writer Must Learn" published in Huffington Post

Mixed Roots Literary & Film Festival Reading

Interview with Apogee Journal