C. J. Carter-Stephenson

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C.J. Carter-Stephenson

Christian James Carter-Stephenson is an English writer of fiction, poetry and drama. He writes primarily in the genres of horror, science fiction and fantasy. He was born in the county of Essex on 31 January 1977 and attended King Edward VI Grammar School from the ages of 11 to 18. In 1998, he graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester with a BA (Hons) in English and Performing Arts, and in 1999, obtained a postgraduate diploma in Acting from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London. He currently lives on the Isle of Wight with his common-law wife.

Works[edit]

Short Stories (Print)[edit]

  • "A Space Pirate in Love" published in Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly, Issue 1 - January to March 2011
  • "Living on Borrowed Time" published in Title Goes Here, Issue 4 - Summer 2010
  • "A Costly Wager" published in Mystic Signals, Issue 4 - November 2009
  • "Different Worlds" published in The Bracelet Charm, Volume 5, Issue 41 - Fall 2009
  • "Kiss of Death" published in Macabre Cadaver, Issue 7 - March/April 2009
  • "Meeting Charon" published in Ethereal Tales, Issue 2 - January 2009
  • "All I Want for Christmas" (graphic strip with artwork by Mark Chilcott) published in Murky Depths, Issue 6 - December 2008
  • "Seeing Spirits" published in Sinister Tales, Volume 3, Issue 2 – Fall 2008
  • "They Come From Below" published in Ethereal Tales, Issue 1 - October 2008
  • "A Puzzle in the Churchyard" published in The Willows, Volume 2, Issue 1 - May 2008
  • "All By Myself" published in Twisted Tongue, Issue 8 – December 2007
  • "Into the Pit" published in La Fenêtre, Issue 5 (Reflections) - 2007
  • "Love in a Cemetery" published in Sinister Tales, Volume 2, Issue 3 – Fall 2007
  • "Destination Earth" published in The Literary Bone, Volume 1, Issue 1 - Summer 2007
  • "The Rock Medium" published in Thirteen, Volume 2, Issue 4 - April 2005
  • "And Justice For One" published in Seasons in the Night, Volume 4 - March 2005
  • "The Gorgon" published in Dark Horizons (the journal of the British Fantasy Society), Issue 46 - Autumn/Winter 2004
  • "Of Body and Soul" published in Night to Dawn, Issue 4 - Summer 2004
  • "A Tale of the Major Arcana" published in Waxing & Waning, Volume 3, Issue 10 - May/June 2004
  • "The Oldest Profession On Earth" published in Scared Naked, Volume 2, Issue 2 - March 2004
  • "Picture This" published in Hadrosaur Tales, Volume 17 - 2003
  • "Memories" published in Night to Dawn, Issue 3 - Winter 2003
  • "The Heart of a King" published in Legend: Worlds of Possibility, Issue 7 - Spring/Summer 2003
  • "The Fashion Victim" published in Writer’s Muse, Issue 20 - November 2002
  • "The Statuette" published in Monas Hieroglyphica, Issue 13 - 2002

Short Stories (Online)[edit]

  • "Through the Eyes of Another" published in the WiFiles, December 2014
  • "Hobz Gobbling" published in Bunbury Magazine, Issue 6 - October 2014
  • "The Experiment" (graphic strip with artwork by Marcello Abreu & lettering by Brant W. Fowler) published in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, Issue 10 - Spring 2013
  • "A Costly Wager" published in Sorcerous Signals, November 2009 to January 2010 (no longer available)
  • "Moonlit Rendezvous" published in Lucrezia, March 2009 (no longer available)
  • "In Pursuit of a Castle" published in Static Movement, April 2008 (no longer available)

Short Stories (Podcast)[edit]

  • "The Last Centurion" performed in Tales of Old, Issue 28 - January 2012

Novellas (Print)[edit]

  • "The Threat From Within, Part Two" published in Twisted Tongue, Issue 13 – October 2009
  • "The Threat From Within, Part One" published in Twisted Tongue, Issue 12 – November 2008

Short Story Collections (Print)[edit]

Children's Novels (Print)[edit]

Poetry (Print)[edit]

  • "A Walk in the Park" published in Blinking Cursor, Issue 6 - Summer 2011
  • "New Shoes" published in Blinking Cursor, Issue 5 - Spring 2011
  • "Lost Love" published in The Stray Branch, Volume 2, Issue 5 - Spring/Summer 2010
  • "The Souls of Those Lost at Sea" published in Möbius, September 2007
  • "House of Dark Dreams" published in Back Roads, Issue 3 - March 2007
  • "Vision of the Future" published in Möbius, September 2006
  • "The Ritual" published in Harlequin, Issue 11 - 2006
  • "The Boat" published in Aesthetica magazine, Issue 9 - March/April 2005
  • "The Illusion of Immortality" published in Eclipse, Issue 29 - April 2003

Poetry (Online)[edit]

  • "Voyage to Nowhere" published in The Fifth Di..., September 2013
  • "House of Dark Dreams" published in Dark Metre, Issue 21 - April 2013
  • "Creature Once Divine" published in Calenture, Volume 2, Issue 1 - September 2006

Plays (Print)[edit]

  • "Michael Steel is Dead" published by New Theatre Publications, 2003. ISBN 1-84094-391-2

Memberships[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Hengistbury Head Poetry Competition

  • 2016 - Special Mention, "Under Attack"

Writers of the Future

  • 2nd Quarter, 2015 - Finalist, "The Fate of the Art"

Children's Literary Classics Book Awards

  • 2012 - Silver Award Award Recipient, "The Crystal Ship"

External links[edit]

References[edit]

1. Publication credits from the Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

2. Publication credits from the Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

3. Listing on the Doollee database of playwrights

4. Murky Depths – list of contributors

5. Seasons in the Night – contents of Volume 4

6. Hadrosaur Tales – list of 2003-2005 issues with details of notable contributors

7. Writers of the Future – 2nd quarter, 2015 results

8. Children's Literary Classics Book Awards – 2012 results