Charlie J. Stephens is a queer, non-binary, mixed race fiction writer from the Pacific Northwest. Charlie has lived all over the U.S. as a bike messenger, wilderness guide, book seller, high school English teacher, 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 is currently seeking an agent to represent their collection of short stories “The Owl People” and their novel “A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest.”