Peter J. Stavros is the author of Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore (Etchings Press, 2020), the winner of the Etchings Press 2020 Book Prize for a Chapbook of Prose.
A former reporter for the Associated Press, Peter has published his writing in literary journals, magazines, newspapers and anthologies. He is also a playwright whose plays have been produced across the country, garnering Audience Choice accolades at various festivals.
Peter earned a BA in English from Duke University, where he received the prestigious Newman Ivey White Award for Fiction, and studied creative writing on a graduate level at Emerson College and Harvard University. Originally from Queens, New York, he lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife.
Peter J. StavrosI don't force it if I'm not feeling it. I might go for a long run, or bike ride with my wife, or just chill out on the back patio - and then eventuall…moreI don't force it if I'm not feeling it. I might go for a long run, or bike ride with my wife, or just chill out on the back patio - and then eventually I'll get back into it. I don't stress over it too much though, because when I'm really into writing something, I could shut myself away for days, weeks even. So those periods where I'm not particularly inspired to write could just be my mind's way of telling me that maybe I should get out and participate in the real world some. (less)
Peter J. StavrosAs a functioning introvert, writing allows me to connect with people and have my voice heard. And I can do it whenever, and wherever - I could be in m…moreAs a functioning introvert, writing allows me to connect with people and have my voice heard. And I can do it whenever, and wherever - I could be in my home office writing during the "work day," or at the park on a blanket on a sunny afternoon, or if I can't sleep, you might find me (although hopefully you won't find me) out back on the patio with pen and paper scribbling something under the glow of the flickering yellow porch light that, fingers crossed, I can read in the morning! (less)
Hello there, and Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a good start. I want to share some exciting news – I have a short story, “Just Like St. Peter,” out today in the premiere edition of a new online lit mag, Blydyn Square Review. The format of this magazine is a little different, in that it requires a subscription fee of $25 but it provides you with lifetime access, and if this first issue is
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