Jeff Stautz

Vancouver-based fiction writer & playwright

Jeff is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, and is the Fiction Editor of PRISM international, Western Canada's oldest literary magazine.

His work has appeared most recently in Event, the Vancouver Review, and the Machine of Death anthology. His short story "Significant Other" was the winner of the Vancouver Review's Short Schrift Contest in 2010.

His play "Blood Ties" was workshopped and performed in March 2003 at the Seaver Theatre in Claremont, California, and was selected as a winner of the "Shorts!" One-Act Play Competition.

He is the recipient of a 2010 Joseph Armand Bobardier SSHRC scholarship, and was the recipient of a 2009 BC Arts Council Scholarship in Creative Writing. In 2005, he was awarded a Fishtrap Fellowship, and he is a former writer in residence at the Montana Artists' Refuge.

He's also Director of Mobile at HootSuite.com, the professional social media dashboard.

Publications and Awards

  • Machine of Death anthology, "Loss of Blood" (October 2010)
  • Vancouver Review, "Significant Other" (Fall 2010)
  • Event, "Asymptote" (Fall 2010)
  • Awarded Joseph Armand Bombardier SSHRC scholarship (May 2010)
  • Awarded BC Arts Council Fellowship (Sept 2009)
  • The First Line, "Transgressions" (Spring 2007)
  • The First Line, "The Split Up" (Winter 2006)
  • Fishtrap Writing Fellowship (July 2005)
  • Writer-in-residence at Montana Artists Refuge (June 2005)
  • "Blood Ties" winner of "Shorts!" One-Act Play Competition (Feb 2003)
  • Passwords, "Don't Hold Your Breath" (Spring 2002)
  • Passwords, "Cranes" (Fall 2001)

Other Things I Do

  • Fiction Editor of PRISM International, Western Canada's oldest literary magazine
  • MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia
  • Director of Mobile, HootSuite.com -- the Professional Social Media Dashboard
  • Homebrewer and beer geek
  • Runner of marathons, half-marathons, and other longish races