Christine Kandic Torres

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Christine Kandic Torres is a writer born, raised, and based in Queens, New York. Her fiction has appeared in Kweli, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Newtown Literary. Her non-fiction can be found on Fierce by mitú, Ravishly, On She Goes, and in the print anthology States of the Union, for which her piece on Donald Trump’s presidential win and racism in his hometown of Queens won the Editor’s Choice Award. She has received support for her work from Hedgebrook, the Jerome Foundation, and the Queens Council on the Arts. She lives in Jackson Heights where she is seeking representation for her first novel.


Cover Photo: A photo of a colorful, highly detailed carousel in the quiet moments before riders pile in and set the ride in motion.
Unbecoming Behavior at the St. Agnes Fair

He always smelled like fabric softener exhaust from the laundromat down our block: like blue bottles of Downy and Saturday nights, when Mami would blow dry my hair straight with dollops of Dippity-Doo.