Recently Published and Honorable Mentions

Forthcoming: “Me and My Teen Queen” (Original Plumbing Ten Year print edition w/Feminist Press) both coming out in Spring 2019. 

2019: 

Tyranny of the Quantifiable (Fiction, 2nd place winner of the Short-Shorts Editor’s Prize in The Flexible Persona)

https://flexiblepersona.com/2019/02/05/tyranny-of-the-quantifiable-by-charlie-j-stephens-2nd-prize-winner/


2018: 

I Am a Conservationist (Fiction, Winner of the 2018 Forge Literary Magazine Flash Fiction Competition)

https://forgelitmag.com/2019/01/07/i-am-a-conservationist/


What the Ex Broke (Honorable Mention List for Glimmer Train’s May/June Short Stories for New Writers contest)

http://bit.ly/2018MayJunSSAhonorablemention


Zeus’s Fear (Flash Fiction, Rappahannock Review)

http://rappahannockreview.com/issue-5-3/contents/fiction/charlie-james-stephens/


“Stars and Songs” (Poetry, Not Your Mother’s Breast Milk)

https://www.notyourmothersbreastmilk.com/home/2018/7/9/stars-and-songs


“Bywater, New Orleans” (Poetry, Not Your Mother’s Breast Milk)

http://www.notyourmothersbreastmilk.com/home/2018/6/22/bywater-new-orleans


“I Am a Conservationist”  (Short Fiction, Finalist for Glimmer Train’s Mar/Apr “Very Short Fiction” contest)

http://www.glimmertrain.com/pages/finalists/2018_03_04_mar_apr_vsf_25.php


“Gay Shame” (Poetry, Not Your Mother’s Breast Milk)

http://www.notyourmothersbreastmilk.com/home/2018/6/11/gay-shame


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“Listening” (Flash Fiction, Nothing Short of 100 Selected Tales from 100 Word Story)


2017:

“It’s Just Too Late for That” (Short Fiction, Finalist for Glimmer Train’s Nov/Dec “Very Short Fiction” contest)

http://bit.ly/2017NovDecVSFtop25


“The Liver” (Flash Fiction, 100 Word Story)

http://www.100wordstory.org/6775/photo-story-the-liver/


“Listening” (Flash Fiction, 100 Word Story)

http://www.100wordstory.org/6789/listening/


2012:

“Sonny and Princess” (Fiction, Instant City)

http://www.instantcity.org/portfolio/sonny-and-princess-the-gangway/


2011:

“Kodachrome” (Creative Non-Fiction, Blurb)

http://www.blurb.com/b/2538758-kodachrome


2009:

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“Me and My Teen Queen” (Personal Narrative, Original Plumbing)

http://originalplumbing.bigcartel.com/product/original-plumbing-8-the-family-issue