A versatile storyteller, Fonseca was raised in Lincoln County, Georgia and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her short fiction has appeared in Bosie Magazine, Evergreen Review, Math Magazine, anthologies published by Cleis Press and the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, & elsewhere. She is a co-editor of the forthcoming short literary fiction anthology The New Lesbian Pulp (Feminist Press, 2024).
Fonseca has received creative training and support through public fellowships with Film at Lincoln Center, Lambda Literary Foundation, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and Sundress Academy for the Arts. She was the recipient of NLGJA’s Excellence in Online Journalism Award in 2016 and a finalist for Black Warrior Review’s 2017 Creative Nonfiction Award, judged by Hanif Abdurraqib.
A regular contributor to Film Comment and Reverse Shot, Fonseca curated the first posthumous Barbara Hammer retrospective at NewFest Film Festival in 2019. She is a film capsule copywriter for several festivals. She has juried the Lambda Literary Awards in Nonfiction and served as Lesbian Memoir Jury Chair in 2021. Over the past decade, she has assisted arts nonprofits hone their institutional voices through prose and video.
In late 2023, yearning for a permanent virtual home amid corporate flux, Fonseca divested from social media. You can read regular updates from her at the online journal, linked above.