Cindy Luu is a first-generation Vietnamese-American storyteller.
With a B.F.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Cindy understands what makes a story compelling and knows how to deliver narratives in the best, most impactful way through writing and visual design.
She’s been involved with the publishing industry since 2015; her experience is extensive and includes knowledge of design, production, and business (contracts). She’s worked with literary journal Ploughshares, student-run music magazine Five Cent Sound, nonprofit Artists for Humanity, and publishing company Perseus Books (Hachette Book Group).
Her professional writing career began in 2018. Most of her writing focuses on her experiences as a woman of color, relationships between people, society, and the essence of humanity. She's been published by Cherry Bombe Magazine (an indie women and food magazine) and New York University Press (in a forthcoming anthology).
Cindy has returned to her native San Francisco Bay Area since graduating from Emerson College (Boston, MA). She is currently working at travel publisher Lonely Planet, is a volunteer publication designer for nonprofit 826 Valencia, and is constantly creating—currently preoccupied with her passion project AutonomoUs Magazine.