Ms. Soma Mei Sheng Frazier

California, United States

Member Since: 09/13/2013

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier’s work has been singled out by Robert Olen Butler, who read her short fiction chapbook; Nikki Giovanni, Jim Shepard, Frederick Barthelme and others. She has placed in literary competitions offered by established publications including Glimmer Train, Zoetrope and the Mississippi Review – where her first published story appeared, in the 2009 MR Prize issue. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and one of her award-winning short fiction pieces was named a Notable Story of 2009 by the storySouth Million Writers Award authors. Soma’s work currently appears in the print issue of Southern Indiana Review, and is forthcoming in Glimmer Train (Issue 89). It can also be found online, at Glimmer Train (Bulletin 72), Carve MagazineEleven Eleven and Her Kind.

Soma holds the dual role of Chair, School of Literary Arts and Director of Institutional Advancement at Oakland School for the Arts, and teaches English and Creative Writing at Gavilan College. She has also taught at the Sarah Lawrence College Summer High School Writers Program, Holy Names University, and Valhalla Women’s Correctional Facility.


Twitter Username: @somameisheng


  • Chair, School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts (June 2010 - )
  • English Instructor at Gavilan College (September 2008 - )

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature , Poetry