Yilin Wang, who also publishes work under the name Y.L. Wang, is a Chinese Canadian writer and editor who has lived in China, the U.S., Scotland, and Canada. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Clarkesworld, Ricepaper Magazine, and What If? Magazine, while her poetry has appeared in The Best of Abyss & Apex Vol.2, Grain, Contemporary Verse 2, Cerebration, and other journals. Her work has placed second for the Spark Literary Prize, as well as been longlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizon Award for Short Fiction and TNQ’s Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award. Yilin also serves as an assistant editor for Room Magazine and works as the Volunteer Coordinator for Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival. She is currently writing an epic fantasy novel inspired by Chinese martial arts fiction and heroic legends, as well as penning a collection of poetry on travel and displacement. When she is not writing, you can find her drinking matcha, watching animated films, and planning her next trip overseas.

Yilin Wang has the following works available at Clarkesworld:


FICTION by Yilin Wang in Issue 145 – October 2018

The rooftop is quiet except for the hum of a plane passing overhead, heading to a faraway elsewhere. The sharp stench of ammonia rises from the bucket hanging from your window-cleaning belt. Running your fingers across the safety harness and clips that encircle your chest and back, you triple check all the safeguards to ensure […]