Jerome Stueart

Jerome Stueart is an Ohio-based fiction writer whose work has been published in Geist, Fantasy, Lightspeed, Joyland, and other journals and anthologies. He is the co-editor of Wrestling With Gods, a speculative fiction anthology that looks at faith, and of Imaginarium 4: the Best Canadian Speculative Writing. His first novel, One Nation Under Gods, re-imagines a U.S. History with “divine help,” and is due out November 2016. He writes, paints, and sketches and lives with a bear in Vandalia, OH. Find him at

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Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest II

For a Look at New Worlds

Every generation has an obligation to free men’s minds
for a look at new worlds…to look out from a higher
plateau than the last generation. —Ellison S. Onizuka

Griff Onizuka stood in front of his great-great-grandfather’s memorial, a swirl of brightly coloured paper cranes flew around the 27-foot-high copy of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the brass base, the face of Ellison S. Onizuka. As if caught in a beautiful pastel tornado of little wings, the monument had its picture taken from hundreds of different angles. If Griff wanted to reproduce this on Mars, he’d need multiple ...

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