Rochelle Spencer

the Bay Bridge at night

Welcome! This is the official website of Rochelle Spencer, a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer focused on Afro-Surrealism, stories by and about people of color, and female empowerment.

Rochelle is co-editor of All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women Writers of Color, an acclaimed anthology published by University of Wisconsin Press. Novelist Junot Diàz hails it as "electrifying and absolutely necessary."

Rochelle's work also appears in several publications including Poets and Writers, Callaloo, The African American Review, Publishers Weekly, The Rumpus, Mosaic Literary Magazine, Solstice, and the Crab Creek Review, which nominated her nonfiction for an Editor's Choice Award and a Pushcart Prize. Rochelle is a former Board Member of the Hurston-Wright Foundation, a founding member of the Harlem Works Collective, and a member of the Wintergreen Writers Collective and the National Book Critics Circle. Rochelle is currently co-authoring a nonfiction book about the members of the Dark Room Collective.


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