Written Work


Creative Nonfiction


  • “How to Make a Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer,” Rock & Sling, July 2018.
  • “My Emo Starcommander and the Voyages We Never Took,” Chiseries, Chizine Publications, 2014
  • “Song of Sasquatch,” reprinted in Icarus, June 2010.
  • “Song of Sasquatch,” Joyland, June 2010.
  • “The Kill Site,” Urban Coyote, New Territory, Lost Moose Publishing, 2003.
  • “Disturbances,” Urban Coyote, New Territory, Lost Moose Publishing, 2003.
  • “Calling Bull Moose,” ICE-FLOE: International Poetry of the Far North, Vol. III, No. 2, Winter Solstice, 2002.
  • “I will always know spruce from pine,” ICE-FLOE: International Poetry of the Far North, Vol III, No. 2, Winter Solstice, 2002.
  • “Seals in a holding pattern,” ICE-FLOE: International Poetry of the Far North, Vol. III, No. 1, Summer Solstice, 2002.


NonFiction for Radio

  • “Kluane Lake Reports” (9 part series for CBC about the science going on at Kluane Lake Research Station), Summer 2009.
  • “Yukon 2058,” (5 part series, radio fictional narrative) for CBC North about life in the Yukon fifty years from now. Dec 8-12, 2008.
  • “Leaving America,” (7 part memoir series, radio essays) for CBC North about
    my immigration journey from Texas to the Yukon Territory, Jun 2008
  • “Adopting my Mother,” (5-part memoir series, radio essays) CBC North, June 2003
  • Three Essays for Sept 11th memorial, CBC North Radio Memorial program, Sept.
    11, 2002


  • “Road Trip,” Geist #94, Fall 2014.
  • Polar Bonds, comic strip in the Yukon News, April 2003–Dec 2003
  • Captain Bly, self-published book of comic strips which had previously appeared in The Maneater (1992-1994), 1994



  • Graduate of Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, 2013, Los Angeles; under Samuel R. Delany
  • Graduate of Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop, 2007, San Diego; under Gregory Frost, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, Karen Joy Fowler, Cory Doctorow, Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
  • PhD in Creative Writing, Texas Tech University, 2005, Lubbock; under Jill Patterson and Stephen Graham Jones


  • Finalist, World Fantasy Award for “Postlude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” 2020.
  • Finalist, Eugie Foster Memorial Award for “Postlude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” 2020.
  • WorldCon membership to attend as part of a LGBTQ Initiative, 2018.
  • The Angels of Our Better Beasts long listed for the Sunburst Award, 2017.
  • First Place, Flight: Queer Scifi Flash Fiction Contest for “Your Weird Aunt Pollymorph Says Hello,” 2016
  • For a Look at New Worlds,” 2nd Place for Imagine Little Tokyo Writing Contest, April 2015.
  • “Et Tu Bruté,” Finalist for Geist Postcard Story Contest, April 2010.
  • Believing in the Dog,” First Place Winner, PSAC Whitehorse Regional Pride Committee Short Story Contest, Nov. 2008
  • Tesseracts Nine wins Aurora Award for Best Work in English (other)
  • Tesseracts Nine, the anthology containing “Lemmings,” listed on ForeWord
    Magazine’s Book of the Year list, 2005.
  • Honourable Mention, Fountain Award, Speculative Literature Foundation, for “Lemmings in the Third Year,” from Tesseracts Nine, 2005.
  • Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Wayland Baptist University, 2005
  • Honourable Mention, John Haines Award, poetry, “At the Foot of the Bed in
    Korea,” Jan 2003
  • Fulbright Fellowship to Canada, 2001-2002
  • George T. Prigmore Graduate English Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 2001
  • William Bryan Gates Award for Doctoral Students, Texas Tech University, 2000
  • The Milton Center Post-Graduate Fellowship Award, 1996-1997

Conference Papers Presented

  • “ ‘The Bear Did Not Reply’: Manufacturing Consent and Animal Speech in Marian Engel’s Bear,” Canadian Film and Literature, RMMLA, Reno, October 2008.
  • Chair of Canadian Film and Literature, RMMLA, Reno, 2008
  • Chair of The Question of the Animal in Literature and Culture, RMMLA, Reno 2008.
  • “Akela’s Curriculum: Kipling, Baden-Powell and Animal Teachers in the Cub Scouts,” RMMLA conference, Calgary, October 6 2007.
  • Moderator, “Where Genre and Non-Genre Meet: Texas Writers on Texas Writing,” AWP conference, Austin, March 2006.
  • Panelist, “Celebrating Robert E. Howard in his Centennial Year,” AWP conference, Austin, March 8-12, 2006.
  • “Evolution, with Occasional Gun: ‘Uplifted’ Animals, Violence and Moral Responsibility in Lethem’s Gun, with Occasional Music” 19th Annual conference, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, November, 2005
  • “The Portrait of the Artist as a Bear: Using Nietzsche to understand the fantasy elements in Rafi Zabor’s The Bear Comes Home.” Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March, 2001.
  • “The Bear as Religious Figure: an examination of the narrative use of the bear in 20th Century Literature.” University of Missouri-Columbia English Graduate Student Conference, February 2000.
  • “Cultural Assimilation: Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis and the discourse of Indian Captivity narratives.” Texas Tech Graduate English Conference, February, 2000.
  • “Out of the Shadows of Watership Down: bringing Shardik to new audiences” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2000.
  • “In the Shadows of Watership Down: a reception study of Adam’s Shardik in light of timing, previous works and children’s literature” Hubcon III, Texas Tech University, October, 1999.

6 thoughts on “Written Work

  1. Kater August 3, 2008 / 9:59

    Dude, I had no idea you had such an impressive resume.

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    I never write poetry because I don’t consider myself angsty enough.

    • jstueart June 28, 2012 / 9:59

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