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 poetry and essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, Poetry Project, and elsewhere. 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, 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.