bio

This year, stephanie roberts has work featured or forthcoming in Arcturus, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Atlanta Review, Shooter Literary Magazine (UK), Room (Canada), Reunion: The Dallas Review, The Maine Review, Acentos Review, Burning House Press (UK), Rat’s Ass Review, The Inflectionist Review, Banshee (Ireland), The Arsonist Magazine (UK), The Rising Phoenix Review, Writers Resist, The Coil, Waxing & Waning, After the Pause, The Thing Itself, Daphne Magazine, Snapdragon Journal, The Gambler, Priestess & Hierophant Press, and the anthology Nano Text published by Medusa’s Laugh Press (she was a finalist in their poetry contest).

Her chapbook length collection Entanglement has been selected as a finalist in the Anomalous Press Open Reading.

In 2016, her work appeared in The New Quarterly, Blue Lyra Review, Breakwater Review, and Contemporary Verse 2; she was a top ten finalist, and Honorable Mention, in the Causeway Lit fall poetry contest.

Stephanie grew up in Brooklyn, 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, and receiving a diploma with high honors, at that year’s conclusion.

She eventually 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.

image see Stephanie’s online gallery