About Me

Hey, thanks for coming to my blog and webpage! Below, you’ll find out a little more about me.  If you have questions or would like to get in touch, please feel free to contact me at jeromestueart@gmail.com.  I’m reliant on my artwork now to keep me fed and the bills paid–so I’m in the studio every day.  But I should be able to answer most of the time within a couple days. Thank you! Enjoy the site!



Jerome Stueart writes fiction, memoir, science fiction and fantasy, often through a queer perspective. He is also an acrylic and watercolor painter, and portrait artist.

His written work has been published in journals, magazines, newspapers and on the radio–a full list of which can be found under Written Work and Books.   It includes writing in F&SF, Lightspeed’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Tor.com, Fantasy, Strange Horizons, On Spec, as well as in Geist, The Rio Grande Review, Rock & Sling, Redivider, and other magazines and journals.  He has edited four anthologies of speculative writing including Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and Wrestling with Gods (Tesseracts 18).  His first collection of short stories, The Angels of Our Better Beasts, came out in 2016 from ChiZine and was longlisted for the Sunburst Award.  His story, “Postlude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” was recently a finalist for the 2020 Eugie Foster Memorial Award and for the 2020 World Fantasy Award in Short Fiction.

He’s a 2007 graduate of Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop in San Diego, a 1996-97 Milton Center Fellow for writers of faith, and a 2013 graduate of the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices.  He was also a 2001 Fulbright Fellow to Canada (Yukon).

He also teaches workshops on writing science fiction/fantasy and writing about faith both online and on college campuses and through the city. 

While he grew up in the US, mostly rural Missouri and Texas, he also spent nearly 10 years in the Yukon Territory–at first on a Fulbright, then staying because he fell in love with Whitehorse.  He eventually became a Canadian citizen in 2014. In Whitehorse, he became a science fiction writer, as well as a trolley conductor, a vaudevillian for the Frantic Follies, an interpreter for the Beringia Centre, the Yukon’s Ice Age museum, and Marketing Director and Development Coordinator for the Yukon Arts Centre, telling people about great shows and art.  He eventually left the Yukon to move to Dayton Ohio for love.  While, hey, love didn’t work out the way he’d hoped, he eventually found a way to stay and now makes a little money off his art, sometimes his writing. He met a really nice guy at WorldCon in Washington DC in 2021, and they are dating.

Jerome earned a bachelor’s degree in History, English and Theatre at Wayland Baptist University; a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at University of Missouri-Columbia; and a PhD in English at Texas Tech University in 2005.

You can find his Art on his Art Page

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email him at jeromestueart@gmail.com


15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dan Davidson April 16, 2008 / 9:59

    Hi Jerome:

    I interviewed you the last time you were tapped for the Young Authors’ Conference, and here we are again. My task for the conference is to prepare promo pieces on all the writers, to appear in the Star the week before and of the conference. Would you have time for a telephone interview later this week and where could I reach you to do this?

    Dan Davidson

  2. Michal October 3, 2009 / 9:59

    I was actually in one of your writing workshops for the Young Author’s Conference in 2003, when I was still stuck in F.H. Collins. It’s been a while, but I finally got my first short story published in On Spec magazine (and can thus add my name to the list of Yukon speculative fiction writers whose work has ended up there). Who knows what those two days might have had to do with it.


    Michal Wojcik

  3. jstueart October 3, 2009 / 9:59

    Excellent!! Good for you, Michal. I’ll google ya. Good to know that the YAC helps a bit, and that other Yukon writers are out there.

  4. Anita Doohan February 8, 2010 / 9:59

    Your writing is excellent – a rare talent.
    And forgive me for saying so, but you remind me a lot of someone we both seem to know. It’s the area around the eyes. I can’t believe no one told you that yet.

    Well… just let me say, he had a charming smile, your father had.
    Get in touch if you like.

    Best Wishes

  5. Shirly Ambrose July 12, 2010 / 9:59

    Well first of all Jerome…I would like to say that you not only write but sing very well…secondly I like the Fogelberg jacket as well…Dan has always meant a lot to me 🙂 Finally, I am here to ask for a favor; I saw your delightful arial view overlooking Bennett Lake in ‘Whats Up Yukon’ February 11 this year….and was wondering I could conceivably obtain a clearer copy of that or if you have some more like that one. I would love to have it in my personal collection because that lake has special meaning to me. I have flown over the lake a couple times but never captured it on film like you have. And you had such beautiful weather.

  6. Lynda Williams January 19, 2011 / 9:59

    Hey Jerome! We share a publisher. And an interest in the Clarion blog. I remember reading “Lemmings in the Third Year”! It stood out.

    • jstueart June 28, 2012 / 9:59

      Meant to reply long before now, Lynda, but thank you! That story got me into Clarion! 🙂

  7. Steve Kramer March 8, 2017 / 9:59

    Hi! I found your blog while searching Google for ‘living in Whitehorse’. I see you are an expat, can you explain the process? I also see you are now working a lot in Dayton Ohio. I used to live near Salem Ave! I still have friends there. My wife and I were thinking about Nicaragua, but I think it’s going to get too warm for places like that. I will poke around and read more of your blog, but I wanted to say hi from Brewster Ohio!

    • jstueart March 9, 2017 / 9:59

      LOL. I live just off Salem Ave myself. Hello Brewster Ohio! Can I explain the process of becoming an expat… well I can explain a bit of immigration, since that’s what I did to Canada, but I was also living as an expat in Canada for several years. Which info do you want?

      • Steve Kramer March 12, 2017 / 9:59

        I guess it might make more sense to learn about the expat process first. I’m a big toe in the water before diving in sort of guy myself! How long can one live in Canada before needing to become a permanent resident?

        I used to live at the corner of Grafton and 5 Oaks in Dayton, late last century! I graduated from UD in 1973. My first wife and I used to comment that the Dayton Art Museum had the finest collection of broken statuary that we’d ever seen! We lived in Cleveland before that, so we were spoiled.

        I google street-viewed Dayton to make sure I remembered accurately. What’s up with the traffic barriers on Grafton?

  8. Steve Kramer March 13, 2017 / 9:59

    Hi! Thanks for your reply. I am retired and do not plan to work in Canada. I found a web site for Quebec and asked them why there was no category for inquiring about emigrating as a retiree. They sent me a polite response, in French of course, to inform me that they did not have a category for retirees! So I guess I can just head north and try squatting for a few months until they track me down!
    It appears that you live within blocks of where I once lived in Dayton! If you ever want to visit Ohio Amish country let me know, I’d be happy to show you around.

  9. Karen March 22, 2019 / 9:59

    Hi! I just read your “Postlude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and then had to turn around and read it out loud to my husband. It was amazing, and I wanted to say thank you!! I don’t think I’ve read a short story that beautiful in years.

    • jstueart March 22, 2019 / 9:59

      Thank you, Karen! That made my day! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  10. Matt December 23, 2022 / 9:59

    I am so digging your art style

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