Maxwell Suzuki (he/him) is a queer writer who lives in Los Angeles. He is working on a novel about Japanese Americans, their generational trauma, and what it means to exist within conflict. He is the Prose Editor for Passengers Journal and is on the staff of Guernica, JMWW, and Split/Lip Press. Maxwell is the author of the forthcoming fiction chapbook, 'Voyager 2, This is Voyager 1, Over' (Gold Line Press, 2024) and the forthcoming poetry chapbook, 'Bust of an Athlete' (Iron Horse Literary Review, 2023). He was a finalist for the Tin House 2023 Winter Residency and attended the summer 2023 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Craft Literary, Lunch Ticket, The Normal School, ANMLY, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere.
Recognition and Nominations
- 2023 Tin House Winter Residency Finalist
- 2023 Iron Horse Literary Review Poetry Chapbook Winner for 'Bust of an Athlete'
- 2022 Diana Woods Memorial Award Finalist for 'NATIONAL GUN OWNERS SURVEY or WHAT IT MEANS TO KNOW THE BODY ISN’T A TARGET'
- 2022 Gold Line Press Fiction Chapbook Winner for 'Voyager 2, This is Voyager 1, Over'
- 2023 Best of the Net Nominee in Poetry for 'Wrestling'
- 2022 Best of the Net Nominee in Fiction for 'What Did I Mention to Ya?'
- 2022 Pushcart Prize Nominee in Poetry for 'Wrestling'
- 2021 Pushcart Prize Nominee in Creative Non-Fiction for 'My Daily Skin Care Routine'
- 2021 Pushcart Prize Nominee in Poetry for 'Manzanar, June 2nd, 1962'
- 2021 Pushcart Prize Nominee in Poetry for 'Obasan'
- 2015 Poetry Out Loud Regional Semifinalist
- 2014 Woosh Kinaadeiyí Grand Slam Runner Up