Kaitlyn San Miguel (she/they) is a queer Filipino writer and publishing professional based in Jersey City. She received her a Bachelor of Arts in English, journalism and media studies, and comparative and critical race
and ethnic studies from Rutgers University—New Brunswick in 2019. She obtained her Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University in 2022.
Her academic work has received numerous university and department awards and been presented at a national conference. Her research interests include Filipino American literature, Filipino mythology, postcolonial theory, queer theory, and Marxist theory.
Kaitlyn has held internships with both academic and trade publishers, from editorial to content management. After graduating from college, they worked as an editorial services assistant at HarperCollins Publishers, serving adult imprints. They are now a production editor at Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Beach Lane Books. They are also a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for Penguin Random House, HarperCollins Publishers, Simon & Schuster Children’s Book Publishing, and Astra House.
Kaitlyn’s poetry and short stories have been published in Bodega Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, petrichor, and Black Fox Literary Magazine. She is currently working on two contemporary young adult novels in verse and an adult fiction book. She is represented by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency.