Sam Shelstad lives in Toronto, Ontario. His first book of short stories, Cop House, will be released by Nightwood Editions this fall. His stories have appeared in The New Quarterly, Joyland, Prism International, Carousel, The Puritan, Grain, The Fiddlehead, The Feathertale Review, The Dalhousie Review, and The Rusty Toque. He was longlisted for the 2014 CBC Short Story Prize and a runner up for the 2014 Thomas Morton Memorial Prize. His work was featured in Joyland’s “best of” anthology, Retro 4. An excerpt from his novel, Rain Rain Telephone, was a finalist for the 2015 SLS-DISQUIET Graywolf Prize. He contributes to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
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