Here are links to a couple of Shawn’s short stories that appear online. These stories and others are part of Shawn’s book of short fiction Nothing Looks Familiar.
Shawn spends a lot of time thinking about writing and art, and writing about literature, arts and culture. Here are samples of some of the critical writing he has done over the years.
All Quill & Quire reviews
All National Post reviews
All The Rumpus reviews
All Winnipeg Review reviews and features
All Foreword Reviews reviews
All This Magazine fiction, blogs and reviews
Notes to the Dead: An Interview with poet and novelist Dani Couture
Moments of Crisis: An Interview with Andrew F. Sullivan
Gender Diasporist: Shawn Syms interviews artist Tobaron Waxman
Keeping it Arboreal: The Radical Psychogeography of Artist Jamie Ross