Stephen Graham Jones

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Stephen Graham Jones
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at Fall for the Book, 2013
Born 1972
West Texas
Nationality Blackfeet Native American
Alma mater

Texas Tech University

Florida State University
Occupation Writer

Stephen Graham Jones is a Blackfeet Native American author of experimental fiction, horror fiction, crime fiction, and science fiction. He shares a fan base with fellow authors Will Christopher Baer and Craig Clevenger known as The Velvet.


Stephen Graham Jones is the author of 10 novels, 2 collections, 1 novella, and countless short stories. Stephen has been a Shirley Jackson Award finalist three times, a Bram Stoker Award finalist, a Black Quill Award finalist, an International Horror Guild finalist, a Colorado Book Award Finalist, a Texas Monthly Book Selection, and has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction and the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction. He's also been a Texas Writers League Fellow and an NEA fellow in fiction. His short fiction has been in Cemetery Dance, Asimov's, Weird Tales, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, etc., as well as all the journals: Open City, Black Warrior Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Literal Latte, Cutbank, and on and on, some hundred and thirty stories, total, through every letter of the alphabet.

Though Blackfeet, Stephen was born in 1972 in West Texas. This is often confusing, as most Blackfeet are in Montana and he grew up working from tractors and horses and in all kinds of welding and automotive shops. There was also lots of hunting and basketball and various scrapes with the law. After getting his PhD from Florida State University in a record two years, Stephen, twenty-eight then, went to work in the warehouse at Sear's (all he ever planned), but injuries forced him into teaching. And it's not a bad life, being a professor. Stephen made full professor at thirty-six--likely the youngest full prof in the humanities at The University of Colorado at Boulder (and maybe all of Colorado) and is into fiction, comics, film, screenwriting, and anything horror or fantasy, western or science fiction. Or, just anything that tells an interesting story in an interesting way.

Novelized Bibliography[edit]


Bibliography Pre-2000[edit]

  • Paleogenesis, Circa 1970, Black Warrior Review 22.1, (Fall 1996)
  • Lakeside, Georgetown Review 5.1, (Spring 1997)
  • Last Success, Cutbank 48, (Fall 1997)
  • For Darius, Phoebe: A Journal of Literary Arts 51, (Winter 1997)
  • Carbon, Blood & Aphorisms 25, (Winter 1997)
  • The Complete Absence of Cats is Another Definition for Silence, ONTHEBUS 19/20 (unknown).

Bibliography 2000[edit]

  • Piegan Still Life, Stories for a Winter Night: Fiction by Native American Writers, ed. Maurice Kenny, White Pine Press, (2000)
  • Adultery: A Failing Sestina, special issue: One Blood: The Narrative Impulse, The Alaska Quarterly Review, (2000)
  • Ceramic Buddha, Stone Angel, Seattle Review 22.1, (2000)
  • After Eveline, Abiko Quarterly Review, Spring (2000)
  • Screentime, Sundog 19.2, Spring 2000
  • Twenty-Odd Seconds, Concho River Review 13.2, Spring 2000
  • Venison, South Dakota Review 38.1: Native American Writers 2000, Spring 2000

Bibliography 2001[edit]

  • The Scenic Wonders of America, Beloit Fiction Journal 14, (Spring 2001)
  • Matinee: A Love Affair, New Orleans Review 27.2 (Fall/Winter 2001)
  • States of Grace, Quarterly West 53, (Fall/Winter 2001)
  • Bile, Open City 14, (Winter 2001-2002)

Bibliography 2002[edit]

  • The Decomposition of a Conversation, Vincent Brothers Review 20, 8.1, (2002)
  • Screentime, Writing Fiction 6th ed., Janet Burroway, Longman, (2002)
  • Cars, Meridian 9, (Spring/Summer 2002)
  • Amateur Hour, Rejected Quarterly 3.1, (Summer 2002)
  • Amateur Hour, River City 22.2, (Summer 2002)
  • The Complete Absence of Cats is Another Definition for Silence, Literal Latte 8.1, (Summer 2002)
  • The Many Stages of Grief, The Styles 3, (Summer 2002)
  • The Minotaur at the End of Love, Iconoclast 72, (Summer 2002)
  • Filius Nervosa, Gulf Coast 14.2, (Summer/Fall 2002)
  • Green Pants, American Literary Review 13.2, (Fall 2002)
  • Hemingway Hills in the Afternoon, Pindeldboz, (Fall 2002)
  • Marriage is a Fable in Two Parts, Rainbow Curve 2, (Fall 2002)
  • Southern Gothic, Big Muddy 2.2, (Fall 2002)
  • Conquistadors, Studies in American Indian Literature 14.4, (Winter 2002)

Bibliography 2003[edit]

  • Nobody Knows This, Bordersenses 6, (2003)
  • Arts & Crafts, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • Close Encounters, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • Dogs, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • The Girl in the Box, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • Jumpers, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • A Minor Baptismal Fugue, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • Modern Love, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • The Nature of Man, South Carolina Review 35.2, (Spring 2003)
  • To Run Without Falling, Pleiades 23.2, (Spring 2003)
  • Superstitions of the Common Pigeon, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • The Widow Faust, m.a.g., (Spring 2003)
  • Episode 43: Incest, Taint 2.13, (March 2003)
  • Exodus, 5_trope 16, (June 2003)
  • My Hero, Taint 2.20, (July 2003)
  • Hansom Is, 32 poems 1.2, (Fall 2003)
  • The Wallace Maneuver, Xconnect, (Fall 2003)
  • The Great Escape, Sulphur Springs Literary Review 19.2, (Fall 2003)
  • Every Night Was Halloween, The Journal 27.2, (Autumn/Winter 2003)

Bibliography 2004[edit]

  • Captivity Narrative 109, South Carolina Review 36.2, (Spring 2004)
  • The Wallace Maneuver, Xconnect: Writers of the Information Age, (Spring 2004)
  • Fresh Cut, Minnesota Review 61-61, (Fall 2004)
  • The Fear of Jumping, Controlled Burn 10, (Winter 2004)
  • My Hometown, Southeast Review 23.1, (Winter 2004)

Bibliography 2005[edit]

  • Adultery: A Failing Sestina, Behind the Short Story, Longman (2005)
  • Deer, New Texas: A Journal of the Literature and Arts, ed. Laura Payne Butler, Ian Peddie, and Jerry Craven, (2005)
  • Hatchery, New Texas: A Journal of the Literature and Arts, ed. Laura Payne Butler, Ian Peddie, and Jerry Craven, (2005)
  • Time, New Texas: A Journal of the Literature and Arts, ed. Laura Payne Butler, Ian Peddie, and Jerry Craven, (2005)
  • Cops & Robbers, Mississippi Review: “High Pulp,” 11.1 (Spring 2005)
  • Taboo, Cyanide Magazine 2.1, (Spring 2005)
  • Teeth, Brutarian 44, (Spring 2005)
  • Domestic Man, Southern Hum, (September 2005)
  • Abducted, Fiction Attic 18, (Fall 2005)
  • Fabergé, Third Coast 20, (Fall 2005)
  • The Ballad of Tad and Kim Rodgers, Zygote in My Coffee 50, (October 2005)
  • The Prisoner at 36, Convergence (Winter 2005)
  • Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth, Juked, (September, 2005)

Bibliography 2006[edit]

  • Bestiary, Word Riot, (Spring 2006)
  • The Calorie Doctor, Sleeping Fish 0.875, (Spring 2006)
  • Jumpers, Fresh Boiled Peanuts 2, (Spring 2006)
  • The Meat Tree, Dogmatika, (Spring 2006)
  • The Man Who Would Cross Time, Juked, (March 2006)
  • Raphael, Cemetery Dance 55, (Fall 2006)

Bibliography 2008 - Beyond[edit]

  • The Fatherland is Rich and Varied, Liquid Ohio (forthcoming)
  • Father, Son, Holy Rabbit, Cemetery Dance (forthcoming)
  • Hell on the Homefront Too, Cemetery Dance (forthcoming)
  • Lunch, 32 Poems (forthcoming)
  • Rocket Man, Stymie Magazine (forthcoming)
  • The Vanity of Open Spaces, Arts & Letters (forthcoming)


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