Angie Sijun Lou is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Her short stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Joyland, Best Small Fictions, FENCE, The Margins, Hyphen, New Letters, Black Warrior Review, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Poetry Project, Asian American Literary Review, Hobart Pulp, and elsewhere. Her interviews, essays, and reviews have appeared in BOMB, The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, and The Rumpus. With Karen Tei Yamashita, she is the co-editor of Dark Soil: Mythographies, forthcoming with Coffee House Press in 2023.
She is a Fiction Editor at FENCE and a Ph.D. Candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has received scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Tin House Writers' Workshop, Millay Arts, Ragdale Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Calfornia Arts Council, Academy of American Poets, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference.
She lives in Oakland and is writing her debut collection of short stories.