Credits and experience

Reading at Glad Day Pride 2012

Photo credit: Glad Day Bookshop

Publishing credits

An incomplete list of various places where Shawn’s writing has been published, or is forthcoming.


Chelsea Station

The Collagist

Daily Xtra

The Danforth Review


Lambda Literary Review

Little Fiction

Our Agenda

Prairie Fire Review of Books


Reproductive Health RealityCheck

The Rumpus

Toronto Review of Books

The Winnipeg Review


Eye Weekly

Gay Community News (Boston)

The Globe and Mail

National Post


Xtra (Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver editions)

Magazines and Journals

Broken Pencil

C Magazine

Canadian Literature

Canadian Male

Canadian Running


Foreword Reviews


Gay and Lesbian Review

IN Toronto


Literary Review of Canada

Off Our Backs (Washington)

Open Minds Quarterly

Our Times

Plenitude Magazine

Poetry is Dead

Pulse Niagara

PRISM international

PWA Coalition Newsline (New York)

Quill & Quire


Sacramento Book Review



This Magazine

Women’s Post



Nothing Looks Familiar (Arsenal Pulp Press)


Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline (Enfield & Wizenty)


Between: New Gay Poetry (Chelsea Station Editions)

Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York (Chelsea Station Editions)

Boys of Summer (Bold Strokes Books)

Joyland Retro, Volume 2 (Joyland)

The Journey Prize Stories 21 (McClelland & Stewart)

I Like It Like That (Arsenal Pulp Press)

First Person Queer (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Other experience


Editor, Friend, Follow. Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline (Enfield & Wizenty, fall 2013)

Copy editor, Fuse Magazine, 1993–2003

Co-managing editor, Rites Magazine, 1998–2001

Reading and consulting

Contributing Editor, The Winnipeg Review, January 2013–present

Reader, The Puritan, August 2012–present

Reader, This Magazine Great Canadian Literary Hunt, 2009

Board of directors, Artons Publishing (Fuse magazine), 1995–2003


Short story “Man, Woman and Child,” 2nd runner up in This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt, Toronto, 2012

Short story “The Altruist,” finalist in Saints & Sinners Literary Short Fiction competition, New Orleans, 2010

Short story “On the Line,” finalist for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, 2009

Short story “Four Pills,” finalist in Saints & Sinners Literary Short Fiction competition, New Orleans, 2009

Short story “On the Line,” finalist for Random House of Canada Student Award in Writing, 2007


The Humber School for Writers Correspondence Program, studied under Paul Quarrington, 2009

Magazine Feature Writing, Ryerson University, studied under David Hayes and Margaret Webb, 2008–2009

The New School Summer Writers Colony, studied under Douglas A. Martin with visiting speakers including Lydia Davis and Russell Banks, 2008

The Humber School for Writers Summer Program, studied under Wayson Choy, 2007

Creative Writing, Honours certificate, University of Toronto, studied under Marnie Woodrow, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Ken Babstock, Ray Robertson, Kim Echlin and others, 2004–2007

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