Select Publications

Where my creative explorations found homes
Fiction
Creative Non-Fiction
The Nasiona Editorials

• "The Obituaries Editor," in Into the Void Magazine.

• "Sinful Tango," in Fractured Lit.

• "Mother's Records, Mother's Books," in The Acentos Review.

• "Uprooted from Medellín," in Alebrijes Review.

• "Colorful," in Burningword Literary Journal.

• "Rain Date," in SUSAN / The Journal.

• "A Restless Elixir Pursuit," in JMWW Journal.

• "The Airplane Panic of 2011, and Other Palpitations," in Fahmidan Journal.

• "A Continued Evolution Rather than a Fossilized Past: Decolonizing Storytelling," in All My Relations, Volume 2.

• "The Post-Marbella Trauma," in in Novus Literary Arts Journal.

• "The Wind," in Rigorous Magazine.

• "Seeking Lost Tribes," in The Soul In Space.

• "A Settler Colonial Phlebotomy," in The Soul In Space.

• "To the Border Crossers: It's Time to Start Biting Their Tongues Instead of Ours," in PANK Magazine.

• “Surgically Enhanced Mannequins (1-13),” in Unmute Magazine.

• "Sleepwalking Through the 20th," in Havik 2021: Inside Brilliance.

• "An Ill-iterate Birth," in The Elevation Review, National Poetry Month Issue, 2022.

Selection

Fiction

Uprooted from Medellín

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Semi-autobiographical Flash Fiction + Audio Story in Alebrijes Review, Culture section, January 2022.

*Best of the Net Nomination*

 

Listen/Read …

The Obituaries Editor

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Semi-autobiographical Flash Fiction in Into the Void Magazine, Issue 9.

*Pushcart Prize Nomination*
*Best Small Fictions Nomination*

 

Read …

Sinful Tango

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Micro Fiction in Fractured Lit, February 2022.

*A Winner of Fractured Lit‘s 250-Word Story Contest*

 

Read …

Mother's Records, Mother's Books

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Flash Fiction in The Acentos Review, December 2020.

 

Read …

Colorful

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Semi-autobiographical Flash Fiction in Burningword Literary Journal, Issue 86.

 

Read …

Rain Date

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Semi-autobiographical Poetry in SUSAN / The Journal, August 2018.

 

Read …

Selection

Creative Non-Fiction

A Restless Elixir Pursuit

by Julián Esteban Torres López

Flash Memoir, in JMWW Journal, July 2022.

The Airplane Panic of 2011, and Other Palpitations

by Julián Esteban Torres López

Memoir in Fahmidan Journal, Issue 6.


*Best of the Net Nomination*

 

Read …

A Continued Evolution Rather Than a Fossilized Past: Decolonizing Storytelling

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Auto-Ethnographic Essay in All My Relations, Volume 2.

 

Read …

The Wind

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Poem + Audio Story originally published in Rigorous, Volume 5, Issue 2. Later published in Julián's audio storytelling album Sfumato.

 

Listen/Read …

Seeking Lost Tribes

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Poem + Audio Story in The Soul In Space, Issue 2.

 

Listen/Read …

A Settler Colonial Phlebotomy

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Poem + Audio Story in The Soul In Space, Issue 2.

 

Listen/Read …

To the Border Crossers: It's Time to Start Biting Their Tongues Instead of Ours

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Auto-Ethnographic Essay in PANK Magazine, August 2020.

 

Listen/Read ...

The Post-Marbella Trauma

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Memoir in Novus Literary Arts Journal, May 2021.

 

Read ...

An Ill-iterate Birth

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Poem in The Elevation Review, National Poetry Month Issue, April 2022.

 

Read ...

Sleepwalking Through the 20th

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Audio Story originally published in Havik 2021: Inside Brilliance. Later published in Julián's audio storytelling album Sfumato.

*Finalist for Havik 2021: Inside Brilliance's Experimental Award*

 

Listen ...

Surgically Enhanced Mannequins (1-13)

by Julián Esteban Torres López

Video originally published in Unmute Magazine's Winter 2/22/22 Edition. The audio track is included in Julián’s audio storytelling album Sfumato. Poetry is an excerpt from Julián's micro-poetry collection Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins.

 

Watch/Listen ...

The Ultimate Poem Is Abstract

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Personal essay, forthcoming in Luna Luna Magazine, 2022.

Selection

The Nasiona Editorials

On the Limits of Goodwill, the Golden Rule, and Deontological Ethics: A Social Justice Activist's Reflections

by Julián Esteban Torres López

Editorial in The Nasiona, January 14, 2022.

Read ...

On Allyship

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Editorial in The Nasiona, January 14, 2022.

 

Read ...

Our Narratives Become Our Future: Designing a Story with the Traumatized at the Center

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Editorial in The Nasiona, December 1, 2021.

 

Read ...

The Right Wing May Have Lit the Fire, but the Left Wing May Dig the Grave

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Editorial in The Nasiona, January 12, 2021.

 

Read ...

On Faith and Other Demons: Why I Do Not Have (Nor Want to Have) Faith in Humanity

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Editorial in The Nasiona, December 23, 2020.

 

Read ...

Apart, but Together for Change

by Julián Esteban Torres López

 

Editorial in The Nasiona, April 20, 2020.

 

Read ...

pronounced
hoo-lyáhn

Julián Esteban Torres López (he/him/él) is a bilingual, Colombia-born storyteller, public scholar, and culture architect with Afro-Euro-Indigenous roots. Some of his other intersectional identities also inform his work, such as: atheist, multiply neurodivergent, formerly an undocumented immigrant, (non-visibly) disabled, chronic mental health conditions, Latine/o/x. 

Learn more about Julián…

SERVICES

With over two decades’ experience in community development and advancing social justice on the ground and in academic, corporate, and nonprofit settings, Julián is available for consulting, public talks, keynotes, workshops, training, coaching, mentorship, and interviews.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Julián is also available to partner with others to advocate for and center, elevate, and amplify the voices, experiences, and concerns of survivors of oppressive systems and dominant cultures.

JULIÁN ESTEBAN
TORRES LÓPEZ
What is the source of my creativity? What's my artistic process? Why share my artwork? How do I curate my stories? What is genreless storytelling? |