Peter J. Stavros

Louisville, KY

Author's Bio

Peter J. Stavros is a writer in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned a BA in English from Duke University, and studied creative writing on a graduate level at Emerson College and Harvard University. In addition to fiction, Peter writes creative non-fiction, essays and plays. His work as appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and The Boston Globe Magazine, among others. He has also had plays produced, including as part of the One Act Fest at M.T. Pockets Theatre in Morgantown, West Virginia; the 8x10 TheatreFest at the Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio; the Ten Minute Play Festival at the Durango Arts Center in Durango, Colorado; the Ten-Tucky Festival of Ten-Minute Plays at the Bard's Town Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky; and the Festival of Ten at The College at Brockport - SUNY.

Publications and Prizes

Crack the Spine XVI
(Crack the Spine, 2017)
, Kentucky Review 2016
(FutureCycle Press, 2017)
2 Elizabeths, Cheap Pop, Crack the Spine, Dime Show Review, Easy Street, Hippocampus Magazine, Hypertext Magazine, Juked, Literary Orphans, Pretty Owl Poetry, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The East Bay Review, Story Shack
Prizes Won: 
Short Fiction, Third Place, Literary LEO, 2015 (“Snow Day”); Finalist, Editor’s Prize, New Fiction, Fiction Southeast, 2015 (“Sadie Says We Have to Leave”); Flash Fiction, Third Place, Literary LEO, 2016 (“Anniversary”); Audience Choice Winner, Festival of Ten, The College at Brockport - SUNY, 2017 ("Squirrels in a Knothole"); Top 5 Finalist, Ten Minute Play Festival, Durango (CO) Arts Center, 2017 ("Good Things"); Semi-Finalist, The Florida Review, 2018 Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award ("The Sadie Stories"); Audience Favorite, 2018 Ten-Tucky Festival, The Bard’s Town Theatre, Louisville, KY (“PMA and the Beast”), Runner-Up, 2019 Gambling the Aisle Chapbook Competition ("The Sadie Stories"); Finalist, The Atlas Review 2019 Chapbook Series (“The Sadie Stories”); Flash Fiction, Honorable Mention, Literary LEO, 2019 (“Geese”); Top 20 Finalist, Lakeshore Players 10-Minute Play Contest, 2019 (“When I Get To Heaven”) 

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New York City (Queens), NY
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Last updated: Apr 12, 2019