Peter J. Stavros

Fiction Writer

Louisville, KY

Author's Bio

Peter J. Stavros is a writer in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned a BA in English from Duke University, where he received the Newman Ivey White Award for Fiction, 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. A former reporter for the Associated Press, his work as appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and The Boston Globe Magazine, among others. He has also had plays produced across the country, 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 & Prizes

Crack the Spine XVI (Crack the Spine, 2017)
Kentucky Review 2016 (FutureCycle Press, 2017)
101 Words
2 Elizabeths
Cheap Pop
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Dime Show Review
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Kentucky Review
Literary Orphans
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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
The East Bay Review
Prizes won: 

Yeah 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”); Audience Favorite, 2019 Festival of Shorts, B3 Theater, Phoenix, AZ (“Squirrels in a Knothole”); Audience Choice Winner, 2019 8x10 TheatreFest, Weathervane Playhouse, Akron, OH (“Resisting’)


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Last update: Jul 24, 2019