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“Postlude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2019.
, short story collection, ChiZine Publications, Nov 2016. The Angels of Our Better Beasts
“Your Weird Aunt Pollymorph Says Hello,” Fiction, Flight: Queer SciFi Flash Fiction anthology, Mischief Corner Books “
For a Look at New Worlds,” Imagine Little Tokyo Writing Contest, Discover Nikkei website, Aug 31, 2015
(co-editor), anthology, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Dec 2014 (Kindle), March 2014 (print) Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods “
Et tu Bruté,” Geist, Fall/Winter 2010. “One Nation Under Gods,”
, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Sept 2010. Tesseracts 14: Canadian Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy “The Song of Sasquatch,”
Icarus: the Magazine of Gay Speculative Fiction, Summer 2010.
“The Song of Sasquatch,” Joyland, June, 2010. “
Et tu Bruté,” (finalist) , April 26, 2010. Geist Postcard Story Contest “How Magnificent is the Universal Donor,”
, Edge Publishing, March 2010. Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead “
Bondsmen,” October 12, 2009. , 2009 Metazen “Where the Sled Dogs Run,”
Queer Wolf, Queered Fiction, 2009.
“The Moon Over Tokyo Through Leaves in the Fall,” , September 2009. Fantasy magazine “Believing in the Dog,”
What’s Up Yukon?, November 13, 2008. “Bear With Me,”
, November 2007 Tesseracts Eleven: Canadian Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy “
Brazos,” Strange Horizons, July 3 2007 “Why the Poets Were Banned from the City,”
, Spring, 2007. OnSpec “Old Lions,”
Redivider, Spring 2005. “Lemmings in the Third Year,”
, May 2005. *(see awards) Tesseracts 9: Canadian Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy “Exit Slowly, Pursued By Bears,”
Urban Coyote: a Yukon Anthology, Fall 2003. “My Children in a Small Graveyard,”
Out of Service: A Yukon Magazine of Art and Literature, Vol. 2, Fall 2002.
“What Can We Learn from Star Trek’s Jake Sisko, Writer?” Tor.com, January 23, 2017. “The Disappearing Lion Trick,”
Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods foreword, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Dec 2014 (Kindle) March 2015 (Print).
“When We’re Not There, We’re Not Here,” essay, Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Lightspeed
“Undercover at the Festival of Faith and Writing,” Geez Magazine, #27, Fall 2012. “As the Spirit Moves Me,” Geez Magazine, #27, Fall 2012.
“Moving Up, Coming Out, Moving On,” Geez Magazine, #24, Winter 2011. “Wild at Art,”
Yukon, North of Ordinary, Summer 2011.
“What’s Going On Up There?” . Yukon: North of Ordinary, pp 36-42, Spring 2010 “Young Scientists,”
Yukon: North of Ordinary, Winter 2009
“Gay Community Sees Hope in Laramie Project,” What’s Up Yukon, Feb 25, 2010. “
Vigils Bring People Together,” What’s Up Yukon, Dec 10, 2009. “
Queer Coffee is a Community saying Hello,” What’s Up Yukon, Nov 26, 2009. “The Bootheel Project: An Artist’s Picture,” Missouri Folklore Society Journal, Vols.
“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.
“True: a review [of Ray Boltz’s album True], Geez Magazine, #25, Spring 2012.
Yukon: North of Ordinary, Winter 2010. “The Inhuman Are Not Like You and Me,” Foreword to Inhuman, Flash Fiction Challenge #4, (anthology), Absolute XPress, 2010.
River Walk Columns Appear Out of Nowhere Overnight,” What’s Up Yukon, July 8, 2010. “See a Show at the Palace Grand,”
Yukon: North of Ordinary, Summer 2010.
“Avalanche Warnings: What You Think You Know Can Kill You,” What’s Up Yukon, Feb 10, 2009.
“Researchers Using Peat Beds to Understand Climate Change,” YourYukon, Summer 2009.
“Northern Grasses ‘Punching Above Their Weight’,” YourYukon, Summer 2009 “Caching in on Adventure,” Yukon: North of Ordinary, Summer 2009
“A Tale of Two Photos,” Yukon: North of Ordinary, Spring 2009
“Donning Our Coat,”
Yukon: North of Ordinary, Fall 2008 “Rare Yukon Plants,”
Yukon: North of Ordinary, Summer 2008. “Portrait of the Artist as a Bear: Jazz, Nietzsche and the Animal Mask.”
Mosaic, “The Animal II” (March 2007) “Whitman and Teddy Roosevelt: An Unpublished Whitman Manuscript at Sagamore
Hill” (with Sherry Ceniza and Ed Folsom) Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Volume
23, 1/2, Summer/Fall 2005. “An Interview with Madeleine L’Engle,” The Mark, Vol 3, Spring 1997.
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.
“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
Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction, ChiZine Publications, Dec 2015 . Co-Editor,
, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2014/2015 Tesseracts Eighteen: Wrestling With Gods Editorial Team,
Arctica , online magazine for Circumpolar Art and Culture, 2010. Guest Editor,
Inhuman, Flash Fiction Challenge #4 Anthology, Absolute XPress, 2010. Managing Editor,
I ron Horse Literary Review, Texas Tech University, 2004-2005. Fiction Edtiorial Team,
Iron Horse Literary Review, Texas Tech University, 1999-2001.
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
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.