Charlie J. Stephens is a queer, non-binary, mixed race fiction writer living on unceded Chochenyo Ohlone land in Northern California. Charlie has lived all over the U.S. as a bike messenger, wilderness guide, book seller, and seasonal shark diver (for educational purposes only). 

Charlie’s work has recently appeared in Electric Literature, Best Small Fictions Anthology 2020, Hinterland, Fresh.Ink, Prometheus Dreaming, Original Plumbing (Feminist Press) and The Forge Literary Magazine, among others. 

Charlie has recently finished a collection of short stories, and is hard at work on their first novel. More on Instagram @charliejstephenswriting.