M. A. Dubbs

M. A. Dubbs is an award-winning Mexican American and LGBT+ writer who hails from Indiana. Dubbs writes poetry, flash fiction, and interactive/visual media. For more than a decade her writing has been published in literary magazines and anthologies across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

She published her first collection of her poetry and short fiction titled Aerodynamic Drag: Poetry and Short Fiction (2021). Her poetry has been archived in Indiana’s Poetry ... view more »


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About My Work:

Dubbs writes free verse poetry, short and flash fiction, non-fiction, and visual media such as found poetry, black out poetry, and text-based games. Dubbs performs her work and readings across the Indy metro area to writing groups and events.


She earned her BAs in English and Psychology with minors in Spanish and Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. She was president and founder of IU’s Creative Writing Club and was an Associate Editor of poetry, non-fiction, and literary fiction for The Scribe, a literary ezine. Dubbs was also an intern for the nationally celebrated Indiana Review.

Dubbs earned her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health and Addictions at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2013.

  • “Indiana Night” 1st place 2012 Melba Geoffroy Poetry Contest
  • “Slash-and-Burn “Best of Poetry” 2014 edition of Genesis.
  • Spectrum Poetry Competition 2022 Long-list “A Bi Awakening in a Red State”
  • 44th Annual PSI Love of Poetry Award 2nd Place “Poetic Paramour”
  • 44th Annual PSI Membership 3rd Place “A Forager’s Haiku in Seasons”


  • Reading of poem \"Defrosting\"


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