Dee Richards (born 1982) is a 3rd generation San Diegan now living in San Bernardino County on the border of East LA. Dee is the first woman in her family to have ever attended any college or university. Dee holds a Bachelor of the Arts in English with a Creative Writing focus from the University of California, Irvine.

Dee has been published in eight small-press literary magazines and anthologies in creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Additionally, Dee holds three awards in creative non-fiction, and has taught courses on analyzing graphic memoirs, memoir writing, and obituary writing. Dee is currently applying to Masters programs for creative writing while continuing to submit short works for publication, and working on compiling a short story collection of feminist horror autofiction.


- "The Static" Winter 2021. Epoch Press Literary Journal : Issue 1, "Beginnings". Order Here

- "Thoughts Before I Am Sawed in Half" January 2021. The Cabinet of Heed Literary Journal: Issue 42 Read Free Here

- "The Day After Christmas" January 19, 2021. The Daily Drunk. Read Free Here

- "Meine Geschichte" September 1, 2021. Cardigan Press, Byline Legacies. Order Here

- "Investment" October 2021. Cape Magazine, Issue 3: Unamused. Read Free Here

- "Ritual Language" October 2021. Analogies and Allegories Magazine, Issue 6: Magic. Read Free Here

- "Condemnation" November 2021. Hecate Magazine Anthologies, Issue 2: Decay. Order Here

- "Pen" June 2022. Fahmidan Journal, Issue 12: Surrealist Spring.

Awards & Achievements

- 1st Place Regional & Nation Winner, JACS National Essay Contest 2004

- 2nd Place Grossmont Community College Science Writing Contest 2009

- Grossmont Community College's President's List Selectee, 2020, 2021

- University of California Grant Recipient, 2021-2023

- Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2021-2023

- University of California, Irvine Humanities Honors Grant Recipient, 2022

- University of California, Irvine Undergraduate Digital Humanities Fellow, 2022

- UTeach for UCI Selectee for Original Course Concept, "Graphic Memoirs"

- University of California, Irvine Humanities Honors Program Prize Recipient for Literary Style, 2023

- Dean's List Selectee, 2021, 2022, 2023

- Cum Laude Graduate

- Member, Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society, Mu Chapter

- Member, Tau Sigma National Honors Society for Transfer Students

Dee Richards

Dee Richards

Dee is a neurodiverse writer from San Diego, with 3 awards in CNF & 9 short-form pubs. Subjects: feminism, identity theory, surrealism, horror, media analysis.