stephanie roberts has work featured or forthcoming in numerous periodicals and anthologies, in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including Arcturus, Atlanta Review, Verse Daily, Quiddity, Shenandoah, Crannóg Magazine (Ireland) Burning House Press (UK), The New Quarterly (Canada), Reunion: The Dallas Review, The Maine Review, OCCULUM, Room (Canada), L’Éphémère Review, Writers Resist, and Sky Island Journal, to name several.
A four time Pushcart Prize nominee and three time Best of the Net nominee, she was also a manuscript finalist for Two Sylvias Wilder Poetry Prize, the Anomalous Press Open Reading, and the 7th and 9th Eyewear Publishing LTD Fortnight Prize. She recently won Poem of the Week with Silver Needle Press.
Born in Central America, stephanie grew up in Brooklyn, NY, attended New York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. For a few years thereafter, she worked in a number of New York City department stores.
After growing disillusioned with the grind of retailing, she took a sabbatical, undertaking biblical studies for a year, subsequently receiving a diploma with high honors.
She eventually emigrated to Canada and settled in a sleepy little town outside of Montréal.
In 2001, she began pursuing an education in the craft of writing. She wrote essays and poetry and had a short essay published in the Montréal Gazette. She attended her first writing conference in 2002. In 2005, she took an intensive writing workshop with the poet Di Brandt. In 2008, through the Quebec Writer’s Federation, she attended an eight week short fiction writing class with author Jon Paul Fiorentino. In 2010, she was selected to participate in a poetry master class, sponsored by the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montréal, with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Professor Paul Muldoon.
In 2013, she published As We Are a collection of short fiction exploring varying aspects of love and loss. Her first book The Melting Potential of Fire is part travel journal, part love letter, set against extensive travel through southern Italy and Tuscany.
About her journey, the author says this:
One of my earliest stories made someone cry and I think that moment was the moment I had the beginnings of an understanding of what it was to be a writer.
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