Theresa Sylvester's Short Stories


Theresa Sylvester is a Zambian writer based in Western Australia. She is a Tin House scholar. She was a 2023 Faber scholarship recipient, and is an alumna of Stuyvesant Writing workshop where she studied under Nicole Dennis-Benn.

Her stories have been published by Shenandoah, Black Warrior Review, Midnight & Indigo and in Rockingham Writer’s Center Anthology.
In 2022, her short story Fracas Street won the Quarterly West Prose Contest, and another of her stories, Blank Speech Bubbles won the Black Fox Writing Contest.
She was also longlisted for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize, The Kalemba Short Story Prize, and was a finalist for a Writing Fellowship at A Public Space.

Theresa is building a short story collection which has themes of loss, migration, and all the messy things people go through in life.
She is also working on a multi-generational a novel.

Perth is her home, but Lusaka will always have her heart.