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Nikki Darling, PhD

Antioch University Los Angeles

Nikki Darling holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from USC. Her debut novel, Fade Into You, was published by Feminist Press in 2018, and is currently being adapted into a scripted series. She is completing her second book, The Call Is Coming From Inside the House. She lives in L.A. with her cat, small dog, and partner.

Educational History

  • USC PhD, Literature & Creative Writing USC
  • Cal Arts, MFA, Critical Studies
  • Eugene Lang, BA, Gender Studies & Writing
  • Pasadena City College, General Studies

  • If This Were A Short Story, McSweeney’s 20 Year Anniversary, 2019
  • Fade Into You, Feminist Press 2018
  • Pink Trumpet and The Purple Prose, Econo Textual Objects, 2015
  • Best Music Writing, 2010
  • Certificate of Commendation from the city of LA for my poem A Street Called Dolores Huerta
Nikki Darling, Fiction-CNF Faculty

Visiting Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing Program


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