Brenna Gomez is a Latina writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in: Prairie Schooner, StoryQuarterly, Year's Best Weird Fiction Volume 5, The Dark Magazine, Joyland and more. Brenna received her MFA from the University of New Mexico, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of Blue Mesa Review and the 2015 recipient of the Hispanic Writer Award for the UNM Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe. Brenna received a 2017 Hedgebrook residency and is a 2017/2020 Tin House Workshop alumna. Her story "Eileen" was a 2021 Best of the Net nominee. At OSU, Brenna serves as the Director of Career Integration in the Career Development Center. She runsCareer Champions, a professional development program for faculty and instructors to learn tangible ways to add career readiness into their classrooms. As a proud first-generation student herself, Brenna ensures that Career Champions covers the barriers to access for students of color, first-generation students, and students with high financial need.
“Sienna.” Joyland. June 2022. (content warning: a character deals with long-term PTSD after an experience of sexual violence, which is briefly depicted in a dream)
“The House.” Excuse Me Mag. Spring 2022.
“Eileen.” Complete Sentence. July 2020.
“Corzo” (reprint). The Dark Magazine. May 2019.
“Corzo” (reprint). Year’s Best Weird Fiction Vol. 5.
“How Would You Know?” StoryQuarterly. July 2018.
“Corzo.” Prairie Schooner. Spring 2017.