Who Is Victor Yates

Victor Yates was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and now lives in Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in Windy City Times, Edge, Message, EndPain, and other publications. As a graduate of the Creative Writing program at Otis College, he is the recipient of an Ahmanson Foundation grant. He is the winner of the Elma Stuckey Writing Award (1st place in poetry) at Morehouse College. He received an Oprah Winfrey Scholarship and appeared on Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular show. Two of his poems were included in the anthology, For Colored Boys, which was edited by Keith Boykin. The book won the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award. Also, he has taught writing workshops at the University of Southern California, Job Corps, Whaley Middle School (Compton), Gindling Hilltop Camp (Malibu), and Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy (Inglewood).

His novel, A Love Like Blood, won the 2016 Lambda Literary Award aka The Lammys for LGBT Debut Fiction. Purchase an autographed copy of the book below.

He has read at the prestigious ALOUD Reading Series produced by Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles. He has read at the Playa Vista Branch Library, Silver Lake Library, West Hollywood Library, West Hollywood Book Fair, One City, One Pride Arts Festival, The Last Bookstore, and other locations across the country.

Also, Yates has worked with Borders, the Hollywood Black Film Festival, Martha Stewart Fresh Finds, EraseDoubt (L.A.-county campaign), Top Chef, and Winter Party Festival.

11 responses to “Who Is Victor Yates

  1. Good luck with finding an agent. If you get a chance visit my blog and this October visit my site http://www.discovalante.com

  2. victor yates

    Thank you.

    I will def. check out your page.

  3. Hi Victor,

    I loved your blogs – I could associate with a few parts here in there, you have a great style. Good luck finding an agent. Keep writing.

    – J A T

    P.S. – http://mygaylie.blogspot.com – this is my sad attempt of trying to come out….love for you to take a look. Thanks

  4. Thanks for you blog comments. I’m glad to have found your page! Keep up the excellent work yourself!

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  6. Victor thank you for taking the time to comment on my article on Jasmyne Cannick’s website. And now that i have found your page and read about you. I am truly impressed and eagar to read your upcoming book. I wish you the best !
    SaBrina Fisher Reece (Braid Queen)

    • Victor Yates, writer

      Thank you so much for the well wishes on my book The Taste of Scars. And you truly are an inspiration. You definitely have a story worth telling to the world. Stay positive and keep breaking and achieving your goals

  7. Love ur blog….awesome sir keep up the GREAT work!!

    • Victor Yates, writer

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Sorry for the late reply. Been bogged down with edits. Have a beautiful day.

  8. victor have you heard about the talk shot host william williams vs. transgender author toni newman

    wendy’s husband kevin hunter has had several affairs and some with transgenders even toni newman’s friends

    there was a reporter doing a poll
    wendy vs toni

    that would be hot

    be safe man


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