Steve Fayer


Steve Fayer received a national Emmy for his script, “Mississippi: Is This America?” — program five in the Eyes On The Prize series for PBS.  In 2001, he received the Writers Guild of America award for his work on George Wallace: Settin’ The Woods on Fire.  He is co-author with Henry Hampton of Voices of Freedom, (BANTAM, 1990), a history of the civil rights movement, named as one of the “notable books of the year” by the New York Times.  In 2014, almost 25 years after publication, USA Today listed it as one of 10 Great Books on Civil Rights.

Short stories published since 2001 include: After Ararat in the Wordstock Ten Anthology, Anabel’s Decameron and Herman’s Window in New York Stories, Beans At The Gee Whiz Cafe in Natural Bridge, Calliope in New Millennium Writings, The Camper; The Diver’s Game; In Bed with Phantom Priests; and The Old Army Game in Moonshine Review, Hassin’s Ridge in The Potomac Review, The Hi-Flyer in Potpourri, Inside The Barn in Jewish Currents, Jonathan’s Quest and The Settlement in Night Train, MacNamara’s Ghost and Parricide in Bellevue Literary Review, Matt Cahill Tells All in Cutthroat, Mawtin’s March in Dos Passos Review, Mourning Doyle in the Fugue Literary Journal, Rhoda in Main Street Rag’s anthology about women living on the edge (reprinted from The Falcon), The Rock in a Main Street Rag anthology on small towns, Sea Dogs and The Vision of Mr. Brand in North American Review, Sleepy Willie in Main Street Rag’s “coming home” anthology, The Uncertainty of Mountain Time in Saranac Review, The White Boy’s Dream in Confrontation,.

Fiction awards:

Calliope – New Millennium Writings (2010):  First Place Fiction Prize 27th Annual NMW Awards

Matt Cahill Tells All  – Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts (Spring 2011):  2010 Rick De Marinis Short Story Prize First Place

Mourning Doyle – Fugue Literary Journal (Summer/Fall 2011): Winner 10th Annual Fiction Prize

After Ararat –Wordstock Ten Anthology (Fall 2012):  First Runner Up 2012 Short Fiction Competition

In Bed With Phantom Priests – Moonshine Review (2015):  Best Prose Piece: Second Prize 10th Anniversary Edition

Issue 6:

  • [author photo: Steve Fayer]
  • Rhoda

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