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Sam Shelstad lives in Toronto, Ontario. His first book of short stories, Cop House, was released by Nightwood Editions in 2017. His stories have appeared in The New Quarterly, Joyland, Prism International, Carousel, The Puritan, Grain, The FiddleheadThe 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. He contributes to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.


Sam is represented by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency

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