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Natalie Yap



Natalie Yap (she/her) is a writer born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As a storyteller, she is preoccupied with examining the themes of inheritance, family, and identity through a Malaysian-Chinese lens.Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming in venues such as Porter House Review, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. Right now, she is slowly but surely working on a novel and a collection of short stories.


Porter House Review, December 2021 (Online)

Emerge Literary Journal, Issue 21, January 2022 (Online)

Santa Maria
miCRo, The Cincinnati Review, May 2022 (Online)
- Nominated for 2022 Best of the Net
- Wigleaf Top 50 2023

Searching in Places
Pithead Chapel, October 2022 (Online)

Inner Beautiful Wellness Center
AAWW: The Margins, April 2023 (Online)

Feel free to say hi.